Our quest for the best indoor trees was no shady endeavor. Indoor trees are basically defined as types of houseplants that are similar to traditional outdoor trees but much smaller.Simple.
That makes them perfect to nurture and care for in small spaces and, in return, they give you cleaner and fresher air to breathe. For the science on this check out Time’s article entitled Can Indoor Plants Really Purify the Air?
Our guide to the best indoor trees includes 8 trees that can really brighten up your home or small living space and they won’t cost a fortune.
They also won’t require a huge amount of effort to ensure they grow big and healthy. After all, you want to enjoy your plants not take on a second job, right?
If you’ve been thinking about creating a city garden then this might be a good place to start honing your skills and certainly we’d recommend that you do this before you create your first vertical indoor garden.
What you learn from growing trees will make other types of indoor gardening much easier.
The Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)
If there’s one indoor tree that tops every list then it’s the Fiddle Leaf Fig.
As long as you let it get some indirect sunlight and water it regularly – you really can’t go wrong.
The broad, shiny leaves which are, indeed, shaped like a fiddle look great in every room with all types of furniture.
It is important to dust this plant once a month or so, though, or it may lose its shine.
The Yucca lives in the middle of a desert in its natural habitat and that means, rather like cactuses, it’s not a plant that needs much attention at all – you just need to make sure you leave it somewhere that it can soak up a lot of sunlight.
Water it every now and again (ideally before it starts to wilt) and you wont’ need to do much else.
The Jade Plant is part succulent (that’s like a cactus) and part tree and that means it’s a truly hardy beast and that means you don’t need to care for them very hard. Just keep the soil in their pot moist (but don’t make it wet) and they’ll always be happy.
They are said to keep the air clean too which is really nice.
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