Succulents, hanging flowers, and green houseplants would come first when you think of plants to grow indoor. They not only bring a splash of green color to your home but also help purify the air around you. Some even bring luck, good health, and wealth to your home following Wastu and Fengshui architects. Who do not love living in a house that’s filled with a fresh breeze of greens? It creates an ideal space to relax and enjoy life, too.
But do you know that you can also bring dwarf trees, even fruit trees to home? They give you fresh fruits though the plant will need more time to produce. These trees are also pretty enough to add charm to your home. Let’s take fiddle leaf fig as an example. This tall tree is not only grown at home at also raised in the working office. They’re also quite easy to grow and maintain. Just be sure to keep them in place that they can receive enough light and give them enough water. Let’s check them all!
1. Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)
Parlor Palms add a splash of green color to your home. They also look awesome in here and non-toxic to pets. They can, however, be a target for spider mites.
If you want to grow them, make sure you pick out the healthiest looking plant in the garden section and maybe hose it off before bringing it inside and use some insecticidal soap like Neem oil.
2. Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
Looking for a house plant that gives you a jungle and tropical feel? Dumb cane is right up your street. It’s wonderful. This houseplant can reach up to 5 feet tall and can be propagated from any thick stem in water.
Please keep in mind that this plant is toxic if ingested, so keep it away from children and pets.
3. Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
Weeping Fig is classic and has been around in living room design for decades for its beauty. This houseplant doesn’t like to be moved and does easily drop leaves. It’s also intolerant to changes of temperature or light. Once you give it a good spot, just let it stand still here.
Yucca that produces spiky leaves is native to the desert. It thrives in drought and you can water sporadically. If you’ve just started your indoor garden, give this plant a try.
5. Calamondin Orange Tree
Calamondin Orange Tree can survive inside all year without going outside in the summer. This indoor tree bears tiny sour fruits and fragrant white flowers. Once blooming, their flowers will spruce up your space and give it a pleasant smell.
6. Umbrella Tree (Schefflera Arboricola)
Don’t overwater Umbrella Tree. Otherwise, it causes rot and loss of leaves. This hard plant can grow up to eight feet tall inside your home as long as it gets enough light to do so. Please note that if it doesn’t get enough light it gets leggy.
7. Fiddle Leaf Fig
You may often see trendy Fiddle Leaf Fig in design magazines. These houseplants are valued for their beautiful dense leaves that are wide and textured. But this changes as they age and they look more like a tree.
Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers bright light but indirect. The best place to keep this plant is in the window facing east. Water it when soil is dry.
8. Rubber Plant
Along with dumb cane, rubber plants also bring jungle feel. You can find this beautiful houseplant in more than one variety, like the tricolor.
Keep your plant in bright indirect light and water about every week but don’t let it get soggy.
9. Jade Plant
Jades plants are small at the start but over time they get thick stems. They can reach up to about 3 feet tall – but only if you prune them right!
You should plant this in a well-draining mix and let it grow in dry and warm conditions. If its leaves shrivel, you should give it more water than you usually do. You can start with cuttings.
10. Guiana Chestnut (Pachira Aquatica)
Guiana Chestnut is endemic to South American wetlands. It appreciates bright light and is typically called a “money tree”. You can overwater this plant as long as there is good drainage and it won’t harm it. You’ll see them braided in pretty cups in the mall.