Indoor Ornamental Trees How to choose an Indoor Tree

Ornamental trees are successfully grown in containers, pots, and tubs. The main thing here is to select those ornamental trees, which match the limited spaces where they are to be kept.

The key advantage of ornamental trees in containers is that you can grow heat-loving plants in any climate zone. If the air temperature in winter is not suitable for ornamental trees, the container can be taken inside. Thus, the plants are not damaged by frost. In turn, they can grow and blossom well. As for the fruit trees, they may even bear fruit.

It is important to consider the fact that many ornamental trees are deciduous. During the period of rest they drop their leaves and aren’t as decorative. Therefore, one should prefer evergreen ornamental trees in containers. They may have a rest period, but they keep their decoration.

In order to successfully grow ornamental trees in containers, it is important to follow the following requirements:

1. When choosing ornamental trees, consider the amount of space illumination in the area where they will be kept.

2. The space for growing ornamental trees should be large enough for the plant's size. Some ornamental trees grow very slowly. Such trees are more suitable for growing in pots and containers. Both the size and shape of ornamental trees can be controlled by trimming the head and roots.

Some ornamental trees are sharp-leafed, which is why it is not recommended to put them in areas where they can injure someone.

3. The level of everyday care for ornamental trees must be proper.

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4. It is important to take into account the toxicity of some of the ornamental trees. A limitation to growing conditions is if the family has children or pets.

Ornamental trees are chosen according to the lighting of the space, as they need to be grown comfortably and bloom in current circumstances.

Indoor ornamental trees can be either light-loving or shade-tolerant.

Light-loving ornamental trees

Light-loving ornamental trees prefer delicate sun. In this light, they grow and bloom well; while fruit ornamental trees bear fruit. These are the ornamental trees:

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)is a small evergreen tree with a pleasant aroma, reaching a height of 3 ft 4 inches (1 m). Myrtle releases essential oils that disinfect the air.

Hibiscusis a tree, reaching a room height of 8 ft 4 inches (2.5 m). Hibiscus has simple and double forms. All varieties bloom intensively in the full sun.


The fig tree(ficus carica) or figs is a branched fruit tree with pretty rough leaves. It prefers full sun, but it can also grow in the shade. At room conditions, it may bear fruit. In the summer, it is advisable to carry it out into the garden to improve fruiting.

Ficus(Ficus elastic) is an evergreen tree with large glossy leaves. It grows fast, but forms side shoots weakly. In this case, it is necessary to do formative pruning for the branching side shoots.

If there is enough space and high areas, for example, a winter garden, you can groweucalyptus spherical(Eucalyptus globulus). This evergreen ornamental tree has a pyramidal head. It grows rapidly and has disinfectant properties.

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Bay laurel(Laurus nobilis) is an evergreen poly-branched tree. It tolerates pruning well, and is easy to care for. This is a slow-growing tree, which is better to be kept out in the open in the summer.

Indian azalea(Rhododendron indicum/Azaliea indica) is an evergreen shrub that can be formed as a sprawling tree. This is a leafy plant with beautiful flowers of various shades, ranging from white to dark purple. Its flowering lasts long. In the summer, it is best to keep azaleas outdoors.

Camellia(Camellia japonica) is an evergreen ornamental tree. At room conditions, it can grow up to 13 ft 4 inches (4 m). It is a very fastidious plant.

Shade-tolerant ornamental trees

Shade-tolerant ornamental trees

Shade-tolerant ornamental trees can withstand low light, but they do not tolerate direct sunlight. Therefore, they can be placed in dimly lit places. These include the following ornamental trees:

Japanese aucuba(Aucuba Thunb) is a golden tree from Eastern Asia. It has golden spots on its leaves, as well as healing properties. In nature, it grows as a shrub, but it can be trimmed and turned into a compact and striking tree if given a spherical or elongated shape.

Heterophyllous Araucaria(Araucaria heterophylla) is a coniferous evergreen ornamental tree with a dark-green color. This plant requires careful maintenance. In the winter, it loves bright and cool places. In the summer, it needs shading, spraying and abundant watering.

Dieffenbachiais an herbaceous plant with a big juicy trunk up to 6 ft 8 inches (2 m). Its sap is poisonous. In the winter, it likes a warm, bright place.

Dracaenanumbers about 50 species of ornamental trees. Some of them are very popular ornamental trees for indoor gardening. They are unpretentious in care, and can easily adapt to limited lighting. Dracaenas are beautiful ornamental trees, which can decorate any interior.

When choosing ornamental trees according to the available lighting, you can create interesting compositions in the rooms. This will only highlight the comfort of your home.

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