Over the past few months, we’ve been sharing some of our favorite plants, including house plants that are easy to maintain and hearty shade plants to liven up your home. And today, we’re talking about the best indoor trees for home.
From faux trees to money trees to real trees, these plants will bring in a natural element to your home. We love how indoor trees add greenery and height to your room.
They work well in corners of your room to fill the space with an element that is beautiful and brings in life.
Best Indoor Trees for Home
For indoor trees that require no maintenance and still look great, consider faux trees. There are many great options out there that look and feel fairly real and make for a perfect statement piece in any room.
1. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Botanical + Turned Wood White Planter
Fiddle leaf figs have been gaining in popularity over the last couple of years, and we’re all about it! We love the shape and color of these vibrant trees, and they bring nature into your home with their larger leaves.
The thin trunk and lush leaves make it the perfect shape and volume for interiors, which is why you’ve seen it all over the Internet.
2. Olive Tree + Large White Fluted Planter
This planter and olive tree combo from West Elm is beautiful and requires nothing from you once you get it into your space. Olive trees are a sacred tree that has a history in Ancient Greek mythology and tradition. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.
3. Silk Dogwood Tree
The silk dogwood tree brings an elegant feel into your home with its smaller leaves and delicate white flowers. This faux silk dogwood tree is great because you don’t have to maintain it, and it will continue to look beautiful for years to come.
There are many tales and old folk lore about money trees and how they bring good luck and financial success. These trees like bright, indirect light and prefer moderate-to-high humidity.
The braided trunk and leaves are the key elements that define the money tree. On each money tree branch, there are five leaves representing the five fundamental Feng Shui elements: wood, water, fire, earth, and metal.
4. “Show Me the Money” Plant
5. Pachira Aquatica – Money Tree
Photo: Apartment Therapy
If you want the health benefits of a real tree in your home and are okay with a little maintenance, these trees would be your best indoor trees for home.
6. Ficus Danielle
These trees are easy to take care of once they are adjusted to and settled into their new home. Bright indirect light is best for these plants, along with consistent waterings.
7. Ficus Elastica
This plant is native to the rainforests of India and South America. It can adapt to average indoor temperatures quite well. With enough bright light, this plant will thrive. The fun shape of the leaves and vibrant colors make it a beautiful indoor tree.
Photo: Good Housekeeping
8. Madagascar Dragon Tree
These plants are awesome for beginners because they’re easy to grow indoors. It’s a drought-tolerant plant that is a touch more forgiving than some of the other dracaena plant types.
The unique shape of the clusters of leaves makes it great for an indoor tree that will add variety and beauty to your home.
Photo: Regan Baker Design
9. Live Olive Tree
We love this live olive tree from Magnolia, and the price is great too!
10. Jade Plant
The Jade has been nicknamed “The Elephant Plant” due to its symbiotic relationship with the world’s largest land mammal. These plants grow quickly and only require occasional watering and bright sunlight.
It can store water for long periods of time, which makes it one of the best indoor trees for home.
Photo: Good Housekeeping
Other Plant Resources
For more plant resources, including gardening tips and other house plants, check out these blog posts:
- Garden Bed Planning
- DIY Succulent Planters
- Easiest House Plants to Maintain
- 5 Benefits of Gardening with Your Children
- 10 Most Hearty Shade Plants To Liven Up Your Home