Indoor Trees

Popular Indoor Trees
A Selection and Caring Advice

A collection of the best indoor trees to grow within homes and offices with care instructions, level of care ratings and a description for each species.

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Dragon Tree - Dracaena Marginata

Madagascar Dragon Tree Picture

The Madagascar dragon tree from the dracaena genus is one of the easiest indoor trees you could grow. They take a fair few years to mature in height, but they can be bought already 4 -5ft tall. They will tolerate low lighting conditions and don't need regular watering like many flowering plants. If the dragon tree is ever affected by it's conditions it bounces back in no time.

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Fiddle Leaf Fig - Ficus Lyrata

Fiddle leaf fig

The fiddle leaf is from a range of ficus trees suitable for growing indoors. It does need more care and attention than the dragon tree (above) and the ficus elastica in terms of lighting needs. It can also lose leaves in certain conditions. However, if you have some knowledge and experience of growing plants indoors you can apply then it's a fine looking specimen to have around the home.

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Mexican Fortune Tree - Pachira Aquatica

Money Tree

Known as the money tree or Mexican fortune tree, this plant displays leathery linear shaped leaves sitting above the trunks. In the wild they grow up to huge heights, but indoors the pachira can be grown up to 10ft tall or even smaller as a bonsai. These have the trunks trained in a braided fashion to provide indoor growers an attractive looking tree. Pay attention to this plants care needs.

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Rubber Plant - Ficus Elastica

Rubber plant

The rubber plant is a popular house plant which does quite well in low light conditions, although low light does slow down growth. Sudden drops in temperatures or over-watering are the worst things you can do to this ficus tree. The attractive large oval shaped leaves are a dark glossy green, variegated or near black burgundy.

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Kentia Palm - Howea Forsteriana

Howea Forsteriana

The kentia is a palm which makes a fantastic tree type indoor plant and is one of the easiest palms to care for and maintain. Another reason to grow one of these is their are plenty available to buy, already a good 4 -5 ft tall - from many garden stores. The fronds of this palm arch over, providing an exotic look to a room.

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Weeping Fig - Ficus Benjamina

Weeping Fig

The weeping fig has been one of the most popular indoor trees grown as a house plant for many of years, and grows up to 10ft tall, although they're grown much smaller. This tree can be kept as small or as large as a grower wishes when pruned and kept in smaller pots, and it's also grown as a bonsai. It's fairly easy to grow.

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Umbrella Tree - Schefflera Arboricola

Picture of umbrella tree

The umbrella plant is an evergreen tree; best grown indoors because of it's invasive nature outdoors. Most growers will find this species easy enough to grow and maintain. The leaves and stalks have a similar appearance to the Mexican fortune tree (above), and the trunks can also be braided, although they're not quite as thick on this tree.

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It's important to be aware of the growing conditions before purchasing a plant, especially lighting and temperature needs. Above I have noted indoor trees that tolerate low lighting conditions which means they tolerate low lighting but usually thrive in bright light. If your aware of the room and place within the room you would like to grow a plant, it makes it much easier to buy a plant that you can match with the conditions you're able to provide.

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