While hanging houseplants, mini herb gardens, and the occasional scattering of tiny succulents help add color and natural beauty to any home, placing a beautiful thriving tree under your roof makes a bold statement. Indoor plants and trees are a breath of fresh air, and it’s just what we need at the end of a long, hard day. For something a little different in the realm of household greenery, here are a few trees to consider growing in your home.
New Zealand Laurel
The New Zealand Laurel tree isn’t commonly found in the United States, but it does make a great statement piece in any home. This tree grows tall with oblong leaves and is best suited for homes in warm climates with plenty of indirect light.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
If you’re up for a challenge, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is a great choice. This tree is a tad high maintenance, but with the right care, this beautiful tree will thrive under your roof.
Fiddle Leaf Figs like humid environments. Homes aren’t usually humid enough, so you may need to run a humidifier for this tree to be happy.
The Common Fig tree is a little less needy than its Fiddle Leaf cousin, so if growing a fig is your goal, this tree is a good choice. And yes, it will give fruit, too!
The Common Fig has broad leaves and gives round purple fruit. It grows best in homes with lots of light. Like the Fiddle Leaf Fig, this tree likes a humid environment, although it’s not quite as picky.
If you’re going for something a little more tropical, a palm tree is the way to go. With a unique profile, the Fishtail Palm adds a flair of the tropics to any room of your home.
Featuring fishtail-like leaves, this palm tree grows best in spaces with bright light and humidity. Bathrooms with plenty of natural lighting make great homes for the Fishtail Palm. Because this is a tropical tree, it prefers a humid environment, so you may need to invest in a humidifier to keep this beauty happy.
The Money Tree is said to bring good financial luck. While this tree may not actually bring you money, it will certainly bring plenty of beauty into your home.
Known for its beautifully twisted trunk and sprawling leaves, the Money Tree grows well in almost any home environment. While it does prefer humidity, it isn’t overly picky about it. The main thing to remember if this tree is in your home is to keep it out of consistently dry or cool air and make sure it gets plenty of light.
An Olive Tree adds a touch of Mediterranean charm to your home. It lends a minimalist style that’s easy to maintain. This tree features a simple shape with elliptical leaves. It prefers well-lit, dry spaces. For olives to form on the tree, you need cross-pollination to happen. Be sure to purchase a fruit-bearing tree from the get-go.
Indoor trees are a great addition to any home. They not only provide natural beauty, but they also clean the air and bring serenity to your space. To make a bold statement in your home, consider adding one or more of the indoor tree varieties listed above.