Array
Gardening

8 Giant Trees You Can Grow Indoors

Talk about bringing nature into your home

Shares
Photography: @thesill and @houseplantjournal via Instagram (Main Photo)

What do all accent pieces have in common? Aside from being brightly colored, they are usually huge—the same logic applies to houseplants. If you're planning to draw attention to your indoor garden or the focal point in your living area, you need to go big with your green wonders. Here's a list of plants that will surely add a dramatic touch to your space:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Fiddle-leaf Fig

Also known as Ficus lyrata, the fiddle-leaf fig is a derivative of the common fig. It is native to western Africa (specifically Sierra Leone) and it grows best in lowland tropical rainforests. These grow up to five feet tall with leaves that are incredibly striking—you can't miss it once displayed in a room. 

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Rubber Tree

These green wonders may start out small and unnoticeable but they can grow to however tall you want them to—you just have to be diligent with repotting each time they sprout another foot! Given this growth rate, one should know that rubber trees are heavy feeders, so give them some weak, liquid fertilizer while they're actively growing and water them at least twice a week. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Ponytail Palm

If you want a houseplant that doesn't require a lot of maintenance, the Ponytail Palm is a great choice. This plant holds a lot of moisture in its bulbous base so it can go for weeks without watering. However, it does need to be placed in a bright spot to help it grow healthy—an east-facing window is most ideal. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Schefflera

Known as an umbrella plant, the schefflera is a tropical shrub that most professional growers trim to look like a proper tree. It normally grows anywhere between 4 to 6 feet tall and it can tolerate a tiny bit of direct sun. In darker conditions, however, it might grow longer roots and might need pruning to keep it compact. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Yucca

With a thick trunk and sword-like leaves, growing a yucca plant indoors is just like adding a focal point to a room. A big plus—both yucca plants indoors and outside have low water requirements and are even drought-tolerant so you won't have to worry daily maintenance! 

Common Fig

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Who knew that plain old fig trees (with split leaves that make it different from the Fiddle-leaf Fig, see above) can be grown inside your house? Provided with enough sunlight, it can even bear fruit. Be careful of its sap, though, it can be a very potent skin irritant. 

Corn Plant

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Don't be mislead by the delicious name—unlike its golden yellow counterpart, this type of corn is not edible. With its thick trunk and strappy leaves, it is sure to withstand any elements or type of weather. Avoid over-watering or over-fertilizing the plants, and give them bright light and average to moderate humidity. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Kentia Palm

For those who don't have a green thumb, the Kentia Palm might be the one for you. It is tolerant of a wide range of indoor conditions and it doesn't require pruning or repotting. The best part? You only need to water it when the soil feels dry to the touch. 

This story is based on a previously published article from December 2016. 

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Sage Green Livens Up This 24sqm Studio Unit

Interior designer Kris Vergara took inspiration from contemporary Japandi and minimalist styles to create a clean and homey feel

Ask the Pros: What Taxes Do I Need to Pay if I Want to Buy or Sell Property?

The list of applicable taxes differs depending on the mode of transfer

A 28sqm Paradise-Inspired Condo Unit for Senior Citizens

Wood tones and classic details complete this serene small space

10 Before-and-After Photos of a Total Home Renovation

Here's a closer look at the changes done by interior designer Sharlene Lanzarrote to improve the 63sqm space

The Pandemic Inspired this Homeowner to Turn an Open Space Into a Wet Kitchen

He was able to create a bigger cooking area that also houses a laundry nook and a breakfast bar where friends can hang out

This Quaint House in the Middle of a Rice Field Has a Swimming Pool

To be surrounded by nature is truly a gift enjoyed by the owners

This 8M Resort in Bulacan Has Spacious Villas You Can Book for Your Next Vacation

Check out this nature-themed accommodation just a stone's throw away from Manila in San Rafael, Bulacan

From Hostels to Luxe Apartments: Places to Stay in Poblacion, Makati City for Every Budget

You're sure to find an accommodation that's perfect if you're spending time with family or your barkada

How an Interior Designer Renovated a Two-Bedroom Unit Into a One-Bedroom Japanese-Industrial Home

IDr. Madelaine San Jose utilized the 30sqm space to create a minimalist and comforting haven complete with a spacious work area

Are You Dealing with a Dishonest Contractor? Slater Young Shares 3 Things You Need to Beware Of

In his Youtube channel, Slater Young shares how important it is to have other professionals who can check the contractor's work

A 60sqm Child-Friendly and Maaliwalas Condo Unit in Quezon City

The charming three-bedroom space features a Japanese-Scandinavian aesthetic that's calming and welcoming
Load More Stories