9 Best Indoor Plants and Trees to Shape up Your Space


The best way to spruce up any room in your home is to add indoor trees or plants. It’s known that bringing the outdoors indoors not only creates a calm indoor atmosphere but can also improve indoor air quality, improve one’s mood, and even increase overall productivity.

Any sort of living space can benefit from this, from a tiny shoebox apartment to a massive mansion. The only basic requirements for indoor plants to thrive are that they have enough room to grow and adequate natural light from the sun. Here, we have listed some of the best plants to choose from for your home if you’d like to boost your overall mood and look.

Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)

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This plant is sturdy and tall, and it comes in a variety of hues, including tricolor, to almost black-green. It requires bright but indirect light and only needs water about once a week.

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)

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This plant has been bombarding design magazines lately, so we felt we just had to mention it. They also prefer bright, indirect light, so they would be perfect for an east-facing window. They require water two to three times a week, and they can grow quite a lot, too, so they will need some space.

Calamondin Orange Tree (Citrus Mitis)

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Most fruit trees only thrive outside, but this particular species can thrive indoors all year long. They require weekly water, and they can even make your living spaces smell fragrant.

Mini Olive Tree (Arbequina)

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This plant is self-pollinating, so it may even produce some olives and white flower clusters for you. It requires a lot of sun and and water twice a week.

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia Exotica), native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina.
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This lush plant is fast growing and quite easy to propagate if you chop off a thick stem and place it in water until new roots appear. It requires light that is bright but indirect and water twice a week.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

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This South African native plant is most famous for the edgy flower that it produces. The plant itself looks very similar to a banana tree and can grow higher than 6 feet tall. It requires water once or twice a week and bright and indirect light.

Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis)

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This plant got its name from its long and elegant fronds. They love sunny spots and moist soil, so regular watering is required since they grow along rivers and streams in the wild.

Lemon Tree (Citrus Limon)

Ornamental fruiting lemon tree, a popular houseplant, potted in a container isolated with ripening yellow fruit and glossy green leaves.
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This indoor plant also requires a lot of bright light to thrive. If you’d like their fruit to grow adequately, you would be advised to let them stay outside during the warmer months. They require water once or twice a week.

Dwarf Banana Plant (Musa Tropicana)

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This tropical plant has stunning broad leaves and is native to East Asia. They love sunny and humid conditions, but they can tolerate low light, too. They require more water in summer months than colder winter months and appreciate stones in the bottom inches of their pots to avoid root rot.

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