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Choosing the Perfect Indoor Trees for your Rental Home

Salem Living Room with an Indoor TreeIf you’re a Salem renter with a green thumb, you might want to know what kind of plants and trees are best to grow indoors. You most likely understand that not all kinds of trees will do well indoors, where they might not get as much direct sunlight throughout the day. Not to worry – we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll talk about the best trees to grow indoors and give some advice on how to care for them. No matter if you want a little greenery or want to make a full-blown indoor garden, these trees are sure to please!

How to Choose an Indoor Tree

One of the most important things to consider when choosing an indoor tree is the amount of light it will need. While some trees can grow in low-light conditions, others will require bright, direct sunlight to thrive. If you’re unsure how much light your rental home gets, ask your Salem property manager. It’s also a good idea to talk to a nursery or gardening expert before making your final decision.

Best Trees for Low Light

Several different species of trees can grow well indoors. These trees survive without direct sunlight, which is great if your rental home has nice natural lighting but little direct sunlight during the day.

Some of the best low-light trees to grow indoors include:

  • The Lady Palm is a palm tree that can get up to six feet tall. It’s excellent for adding a touch of the tropics to your indoor area!
  • Weeping Fig trees are famous for their long, cascading branches. They can get as high as eight feet tall and thrive in either low or bright light.
  • The Norfolk Island Pine is a kind of evergreen that can get up to 40 feet tall (but don’t afraid, it can be pruned to a more manageable size!).
  • The Money Tree is a type of Ficus tree that is believed to bring good luck. It can reach six feet tall and do well in low light.
  • The Rubber Plant is another type of Ficus tree that can grow up to eight feet tall. It’s perfect for adding a splash of green to any room!
  • The Dragon Tree is a type of palm tree that can grow up to 12 feet tall. It’s a fun plant featuring spiky greenery at the top.

Best Trees for Bright Light

If your rental home has plenty of direct sunlight during the day, you’re in luck! There are several kinds of trees that do well in bright light.

Some of the best bright-light indoor trees include:

  • Bonsai trees are a perfect choice to bring a touch of beauty to any room. They can be grown in various shapes and sizes and grow well in both low and bright light.
  • The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a sort of tree that can get up to eight feet tall. It’s another tree that will elevate the vibes of the space it resides in.
  • The Bird of Paradise is a tropical plant that can sprout up to six feet tall, providing a little taste of vacation in your daily life.
  • The Ponytail Palm is a form of a tree that can get up to 12 feet tall. True to its name, this little tree has long, curly leaves that flow like hair.

Tips for Growing Trees Indoors

Once you’ve chosen the right tree for your indoor space, it’s time to start the growing process! Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  1. Start with a small tree or plant that is easy to care for. This will help you familiarize yourself with the watering and feeding schedule and any other essential maintenance.
  2. It’s a good idea to read the instructions that come with your tree or plant. This will help you figure out how much water and sunlight it requires and any other special requirements.
  3. Keep an eye on your tree or plant, and don’t be intimidated to contact a professional if you have any questions or concerns. With a little time and attention, your indoor tree will be doing great in no time!


Renting a single-family home doesn’t mean you have to give up your green thumb. There are various trees that can grow well indoors. But if you want a rental home with a little more light and room for an indoor tree, browse our listings to see what’s available in your location!

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