10 Best Indoor Trees – Best Indoor Trees You Can Buy
Bigger isn’t always better, but when it comes to indoor trees, lush foliage and thick leaves can’t be threshed. Adding one of these statement creators instantly changes the look and feel of a room. Really – recent research has linked housekeeping to indoor plants with reduced psychological and physiological stress, and a famous NASA study found that many popular species can help purify the air.
When picking your tree, think about where you want your new addition to live (a sunny, damp bathroom, or a north-facing entrance?) And what fits your own gardening style. (Negligent drinkers, meeting the yucca. Exaggerated gardeners, try a silver tree.) Among these 10 popular species loved by botanists and decorators, at least one will do.
Fig leaf violin (Ficus lyrata)
This ultra-trendy plant continues to appear in design magazines and chic-style Instagram photos, thanks to its large, textured leaves. Young plants have dense foliage, but which spreads out as it ages and grows more “tree-shaped”. Give it a bright, indirect light – an east-facing window is perfect. Water once the top inch of soil is dry, water until the water comes out of the bottom of the pot, then let it dry again.
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
Calamondin Orange Tree (Citrus mitis)
Jade plant (Crassula argentea)
It starts small, but over time, this succulent develops thick, woody stems and develops into a miniature tree 3 feet high (or more). Plant in a well-drained mix and aim for hot, dry conditions. Wet but not wet soil is the goal – shriveled or brown leaves signal that you are not doing it right on the H2O, depending on The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Living palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
If you need to give a little life to a dark dining room, here is your solution. Proven living room palms can withstand sporadic watering and low light conditions, including north-facing windows. Bonus: they accept pets, confirms the ASPCA.
Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia)
Weeping fig (Ficus Benjamina)
The classic ficus stayed for a reason – it is more tolerant of low light than other indoor trees, and it is content with moderate watering. If you notice a significant drop in leaves, it’s likely due to a sudden change in temperature or light, according to the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Yucca (Yucca elephantipes)
With thorny and structural foliage, this native to the desert thrives with as much sun as possible. Forgetful drinkers will also be happy: they are extremely drought tolerant and require only infrequent watering.
Guyana chestnut (Pachira Aquatica)
On another side, Pachira thrives in more swampy situations similar to its original home in the wetlands of South America. He can tolerate excessive watering if there is good drainage and appreciates bright, indirect light. You will generally find it sold with a braided trunk under the name of “money tree” because of its fortuitous associations in East Asia.
Umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola)
This guy can grow 8 feet tall indoors if you give him enough light – too little and the stems can look long and sparse. Overwatering should be preferred to overwatering, which can lead to leaf loss and root rot.