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Growing and decorating with trees indoors
Trees actually comes in various shapes and sizes. Did you know that Fiddle leaf figs, Norfolk Island Pine and Money tree actually are trees and that they all can grow taller than 6 feet? Even if most trees often get quite tall with proper care there are of course smaller trees that might contribute to your indoor forest such as dwarf citrus trees, miniature olive trees and of course bonsai trees.
Bringing trees inside and decorating with them will also add a touch of nature to your home and create a relaxing atmosphere (hopefully). Want to find the right tree for you? Answer the questions below to find some examples of trees you can grow indoors:
Size: do you want a small, medium or large tree?
Small (Under 3 feet / ca 90 cm): Bonsai trees, Kinky ficus
Medium (3-6 feet / ca 90-180 cm): Dragon tree, Umbrella Tree, Asian Bell Tree, Meyer Lemon
Large (over 6 feet / ca 180 cm): Fiddle leaf figs, Norfolk Island Pine, Money Tree, Avocado tree, Olive tree, Other Lemon trees, Orange trees and most other types of Mediterranean trees
(This is based on their supposed maximum height indoors)
How fast do you want it to grow? Slow, medium or fast?
Slow (under 1 foot / ca 30 cm annually): Most Bonsai trees, Dragon Tree, Most mediterranean trees
Medium (between 1 and 2 feet / ca 30-60 cm annually): Asian Bell Tree, Kinky ficus, Norfolk Island Pine, Fiddle leaf fig, Money Tree
Fast (over 2 feet / ca 60 cm annually): Umbrella Tree, Avocado tree (This is based on the maximum growth with optimal conditions)
Lightning: does the spot provide shade, half sun / half shade or full sunlight?
Shade: ( Nope, you might need to look into other types of plants)
Half sun / half shade: Fiddle leaf fig, Umbrella trees, Dragon trees, Norfolk Island Pine, Money Tree, Kinky ficus, Asian Bell Tree
Full sun: Mediterranean trees, Most Bonsai trees, Avocado tree (Preferred amount of light)
Do you want flowers or not?
Flowers: Mediterranean trees & Avocado tree (for a short period of time), Asian Bell Tree
(Almost) No flowers: Fiddle leaf figs, Umbrella trees, Dragon trees, Norfolk Island Pine, Money Tree, Kinky ficus
Do you want your tree to produce fruits?
Fruits: Mediterranean trees, Avocado tree
(Almost) No fruits: Fiddle leaf figs, Umbrella trees, Dragon trees, Norfolk Island Pine, Money Tree, Kinky ficus, Asian Bell Tree
Easygoing or high maintenance?
Easygoing: Umbrella trees, Dragon trees, Norfolk Island Pine, Money Tree, Kinky ficus, Asian Bell Tree
High maintenance / special care: Bonsai trees, Fiddle leaf figs, Mediterranean trees, Avocado tree
Hopefully you should have found the right tree for you by now. It's then just a matter of finding that right spot for it.
Select one or several spots where you would like to place your plant.
Measure the spot(s) with Plantas light meter to make sure that the amount of light is enough. If you can't find any spot with enough light or if you would like to place it in a spot that's darker than your tree prefer: place it under a grow light that's placed 4-8 inches / 10-20 cm away from the top of your tree. Keep the light turned on for 10-16 hours a day.
Make sure that it's planted in a pot that's big enough and that the pot has drainage holes in the bottom.
Make sure you have added it to Planta and keep taking care of and you should hopefully be able to enjoy your indoor tree for years to come!