8 Trees You Can Grow Indoors

It is always pleasurable to walk into beautifully decorated rooms. You often end up spending a lot of money buying expensive paintings and other decorative items to make your room look as lively as possible. The good news is, you can ditch most of the expensive decoration and go for all-natural house plants instead. They have the same or an even better effect on your rooms. Not just herbs and shrubs but even trees can be grown indoors to add to the elegance of your home. Here are some trees you can grow within the four walls of your house.

1. Ponytail Palm



Beaucarnea recurvata or ponytail palm is an excellent choice for a houseplant, especially for people who are too lazy to water plants regularly or are forgetful. It is an easy plant to take care of as it has a bulbous base in which it stores plenty of moisture. It can go without being watered for several weeks. It has long, slender leaves that add life to any dull room. Make sure to keep it near a window where it can get enough sunlight.

2. Umbrella Plant



Schefflera or the umbrella plant has a beautiful arrangement of shiny, green leaves that can add charm to any room it is kept in. It can be trimmed regularly to maintain its short, adorable height. Since it is a tropical plant, it prefers bright light and is able to tolerate a bit of direct sunlight. It is available in two forms. The standard form can grow up to 6 feet tall and the dwarf form stays compact with a height of 3 feet.

3. Rubber Tree



The rubber tree, Ficus elastica, is a gorgeous plant with large variegated leaves that grow out of its apical stem. It makes a lovely addition to your house and does not need special care or attention. If kept in direct sunlight and watered regularly, it can grow up to a height of 8 feet. You can prune it every once in a while to maintain its short height and to make it bushier.

4. Norfolk Island Pine



Norfolk Island pine is a celebrated plant as it resembles a Christmas tree. It has horizontal branches with dark green needles growing along their length. It grows slowly and its lower, older branches die and fall off over time. It requires bright light and slightly moist soil and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet. It makes a gorgeous addition to your living room.

5. Alli Ficus



Alli ficus, Ficus binnendijkii, is a beautiful plant with a slender trunk and long, green leaves. It is a tough plant that does not shed its leaves easily and can survive in a variety of light conditions. It grows 6 to 8 feet tall and makes a great addition to your living room or office.

6. Money Tree



Pachira aquatica, commonly known as money tree, is a favorite in many households because it is believed to bring luck. It usually has a slender, braided trunk, which thickens over time. It thrives in medium to bright light and needs soil that is slightly moist. It grows up to a height of 5 feet indoors.

7. Corn Plant



Dracaena fragrans, commonly known as corn plant, is definitely a sight for sore eyes. It has dark green leaves with a bright yellow line running down the middle and looks pretty much like sweet corn. It is easy to maintain and can grow in most lights condition, except full, direct sunlight. It needs to be watered only when the soil becomes dry to touch. You can fertilize it with a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks during spring and summer to help it grow better.

8. Weeping Fig


Weeping fig, Ficus benjamina, is a very interesting plant with leaves shaped like teardrops and some come with a beautiful, braided trunk. It needs to be kept in indirect, but bright, sunlight and has to be lightly watered regularly, or it will start dropping its leaves. You can prune it regularly to fit your living room height, otherwise, it can grow to a height of 10 to 12 feet.