Indoor Trees for the Home

Indoor trees can be a tremendous asset for your home or office because they add sculptural beauty and improved air quality to your interior space. They not only make a bold impact and liven up the room, but trees bring the benefits of nature indoors and create a calm atmosphere.

You can create a different design for your decor just by applying different trees. 

If you like a tropical theme, you can use palms, banana plants, rubber plants, bamboo and umbrella plants.


For the exotic look you may wish to consider using a papaya tree, or coffee cherry plant as an indoor tree.  The coffee cherry tree produces colorful fruits -- first they turn yellow, then to orange, and finally dark red when they are ripe. This will certainly make it an interesting conversation piece as well as a spectacular houseplant.

How to Choose and Indoor Trees

If your space is limited and your don't have much room to spread out, choose the upright plants. The Bonsai is a tree which takes up minimal space, and they  range in sizes from the tabletop variety to dwarf shrubs. In all cases, the size of the tree size can be restricted by the pot it is grown in; therefore, repot your plant less often to limit the growth.

On the other hand, if your room is spacious, you can select and the broader, arching or bush varieties to display where there is plenty of room. You can make your plant stand out even more if you place it in a large, attractive pot.

Decorative Options for Tall Plants

1. A citrus tree can be kept in a breakfast room or a sunroom with plenty of light, or it can be moved to take advantage of the sunshine when the weather is warm. Citrus trees smell wonderful, produce fruit and sweeten the indoor air.

2. The ficus is a house tree, and there are a number of types of ficus to select from including the weeping fig and fiddle leaf fig.  Strive not to stress this plant as it will lose its leaves.  Although this is not harmful to the plant, leaf-loss is just messy and unsightly. Find an appropriate place to put your plant and try to refrain from moving it.

3. The dragon tree is of the  Dracaena family.  It has long, thin leaves and it can grow quite rangy. Dracenas also enjoy darker spaces, and will do fine in low light. You can often find them in hotel lobbies, office buildings and shopping malls.

4. Palms always add elegance to a room. They are exotic and tropical and with slender leaflets cascading from a central rib. The Kentia palm is one of the most popular large indoor plants.  They look chic in a living room or office. Plus, the different colors, leaf textures and shapes add interest.


In order for you to be successful with your houseplants, consider the placement to must make sure you can provide the proper lighting as different plants have varying levels of light requirements.

Citrus, ficus trees also do well indoors, as long as they are provided with at least four hours of direct sunlight each day, proper humidity levels and warmth.  Proper watering is crucial , so avoid overwatering your plants.
 
Whether your room is large or small, there is a tree to fit the space.  Other popular indoor trees include Cane Plants: Including yucca and corn plants. Cane plants are large indoor plants that are easy to care for and can survive periods of neglect, making them extremely manageable houseplants.


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