Indoor trees have the power to completely change the tone of a room, and best of all, there are beautiful trees that we can have inside the home.

For a beginning gardener, growing indoor trees can be challenging, and can be made up of challenges like preventing spider mites from infecting a palm tree.

But it is really worth a try and give your spaces a more natural and green design. Even NASA conducted a famous study that found that many species of plants can help clean the air in your home.

Whatever your reason, if you’re looking to grow an indoor tree, it helps to know which ones are worth the most.

10 trees you can grow indoors

We invite you to know the ten trees that you should consider growing inside your home, since you will not have problems for them to develop and they will be a blessing for your environment. 

1. Lounge palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)

Living room palm trees look amazing inside the house. However, they can be a target for mites. Some plant collectors do not keep them for this reason. Or if they do, they keep them away from the rest of your indoor plant collection.

However, if you want to give it a try, be sure to pick the healthiest-looking plant in the garden section and maybe hose it down before bringing it indoors and use some insecticidal soap.

The living room palm tree is low light and watering sporadically. Also, they are not toxic to pets.

2. Dieffenbachia

The foliage of this plant is wonderful. It can give a jungle and tropical feel. However, one thing to keep in mind is that this plant is toxic if ingested, so keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

They can grow to a meter and a half and you can grow them by putting any thick stem in water.

3. Ficus Benjamina

You may have seen this plant very often in its synthetic version in many dark living rooms.

Why not try the real version?

They are classic plants and have been around in living room design for decades.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to ficus is that they don’t like to be moved and they easily drop their leaves. They do not like changes with temperature or light. Once you have a good place for them, leave them there.

It will reward you with its incredible beauty.

4. Yucca

Yucca is native to the desert and has pointed leaves.

You can be unconcerned about its care as long as it receives as much sun as possible. It is very resistant to drought and you can water it sporadically.

It is a great indoor tree for novice gardeners.

5. Guiana Chestnut (Pachira Aquatica)

This plant is from the wetlands of South America.

You can overwater your Guiana chestnut as long as there is good drainage and it is not damaged. They like bright light and grow best if planted in soil rather than growing in water.

6. Schefflera actinophylla

Schefflera actinophylla can grow up to 2.5 meters tall inside your home as long as it has enough light to do so.

Don’t water it too much. This can cause rot and leaf loss.

7. Fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata)

The fiddle leaf fig tree is in vogue and is seen very often in designer magazines.

They are perfect for photographing and uploading to social networks for their beautiful wide and textured leaves.

Young trees have dense foliage, but this changes as they age and they begin to look more like a tree.

This plant needs bright but indirect light. An east-facing window will be the best place for this. Water it when the soil is dry. One way to determine this is by sticking your finger in the dirt up to your first knuckle.

8. Rubber tree

The rubber tree is beautiful and gives a jungle feel.

You can choose more than one variety, such as the tri-color version.

Put it under bright indirect light and water it weekly, but don’t let it get soggy. Mastering this can be tricky.

9. Dwarf orange tree (Calamondín)

This tree can survive indoors all year long without having to be removed during the summer.

Dwarf orange trees produce small sour fruits, but they do have fragrant white flowers. Your home will smell amazing when it is in bloom.

10. Jade tree

The jade tree is small at first, but over time they will form thick stems. They can grow to almost 1 meter tall, but only if you prune them right!

You should plant it in a mixture that can drain very well and give it conditions that are dry and warm. For this tree the soil must be moist but not soggy. If the leaves are wilting, it means that it needs more water than you are giving it.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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