The first time I ever wanted one of the lovely indoor house trees you see nowadays was after watching a scene in Legally Blonde where Elle’s Harvard dormitory had a gorgeous green palm tree next to her pink chair (see here). The tree fits in perfectly with her Hawaiian sunset wall mural and her California vibe. Ever since then, I’ve loved indoor house trees and the cool tropical look they can give your home!
Indoor house trees are an excellent way to bring nature into your home. Not only do they add aesthetic appeal to your space, but they also offer many health benefits, such as purifying the air and improving your mood.
If you’re thinking about buying an indoor house tree, here are the most popular varieties you should know that can transform your home into a green oasis.
The Olive Tree (Olea europaea) is a popular indoor house tree that is known for its silvery green leaves and ability to produce fruit in the right conditions. It is native to the Mediterranean region but can be grown indoors in a variety of climates.
Olive trees prefer bright, direct sunlight and well-draining soil. They do not like to be overwatered, so it’s important to allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Olive trees can grow up to 6 feet tall indoors, but they can also be pruned to maintain a smaller size.
One of the unique features of the Olive Tree is its ability to produce fruit in the right conditions. However, it’s a bummer that indoor Olive Trees may not produce fruit as readily as their outdoor counterparts. Regardless, the tree’s attractive Mediterranean appearance and ability to add a European touch to any space make it a popular choice for indoor house trees.
While Olive Trees may require a bit more care than some other indoor trees, they can be a rewarding addition to your home. With proper care, they can thrive indoors and provide years of enjoyment.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
The Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) is a popular indoor house tree that is known for its large, violin-shaped leaves. This tree prefers bright, indirect light and moist, well-draining soil. It can grow up to 6 feet tall indoors and can be an impressive statement piece in any room. While it may require a bit more care than some other house plants, the Fiddle Leaf Fig can be a rewarding and stunning addition to your home. If you’re short on time, go with one of these faux fiddle leaf figs.
The Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) is a tropical tree that is often grown as a house plant. It has large, glossy, leathery leaves that are typically dark green, but can also be variegated with shades of cream or white. Rubber plants are considered to be moderately easy to care for and prefer bright, indirect light and moist, well-draining soil. With proper care, a Rubber Plant can grow to be several feet tall, making it an impressive and attractive addition to any home.
The Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) is one of the best indoor house trees that is often grown as a house plant due to its attractive, spiky leaves. It prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. While it can tolerate periods of drought, it does not like to be overwatered. Dragon Trees can grow up to 6 feet tall indoors and can be a good, low-maintenance indoor tree.
The Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola) is a popular indoor house tree that has glossy, dark green leaves and a unique branching structure. It prefers bright, indirect light and moist, well-draining soil. Umbrella Trees can grow up to 8 feet tall indoors and can be a striking addition to any room in your home.
The Yucca plant (Yucca elephantipes) is a tropical tree that is often grown as a house plant due to its striking, sword-shaped leaves. It prefers bright, direct light and well-draining soil. Yucca trees can grow up to 10 feet tall indoors and are low-maintenance indoor trees that tolerate many conditions.
Below I’ve rounded up twelve of my favorite faux indoor trees if you’re ready to include this trend in your home. Indoor house trees give any room a more natural, bohemian, and relaxed feeling. If you’re not into the maintenance of keeping up with a real live tree, don’t worry! These trees I’ve selected are “nearly natural” meaning they are actually just fake trees!
1. Biggy Bamboo Silk Tree – 2. Areca Palm Tree in Pot – 3. 5-ft Kentia Palm Tree – 4. Twiggy Bamboo Tree in Pot – 5. Ficus Tree – 6. Bamboo Palm Silk Tree – 7. Bamboo Palm Emerald Tree – 8. 4-ft Bamboo Silk Plant – 9. 6 1/2-ft Silk Golden Cane Palm Tree – 10. Ficus Tree – 11. 6-ft Silk Kentia Palm Tree – 12. English Ivy Spiral Tree
Indoor house trees are a fantastic way to add a touch of nature to your home. Whether you prefer a statement piece or a low-maintenance option, there is a tree out there that can meet your needs and transform your space into a green oasis.
Do you have an indoor house tree or plant in your home?