Every room in your home needs to have at least one plant. They brighten up the room, they bring a new structural element to any space, and they even help to purify the air in your home. If you’re the kind of person that resents the greyness of city life and wishes to have the chance to relax in nature, try bringing in some of these trees into your home. You’ll have your very own exotic retreat in the midst of the concrete jungle.
1. Fiddle Leaf Fig
The Fiddle leaf fig is known for being gorgeous but quite difficult to keep alive. It thrives in warm, wet conditions and most importantly, needs lots and lots of bright light. It usually grows up to 6 feet or even taller, however if you only have a small space, there are other varieties of the fiddle leaf fig which don’t grow as tall and are less bushy.
2. Rubber Tree
With a rubber tree, it’s always better to bring it into your home when it’s young because it will easily adapt to being a houseplant and remain small. This gorgeous tree can grow up to 50 feet, which is quite impressive!
It does need sunlight, but not any direct light that is too hot. A good tip is to put it in a place where you have sheer curtains.
3. Bird of Paradise
I can see why this pretty, exotic plant is popular among designers nowadays. It can reach a height of up to 4 feet, it has banana shaped leaves, and it requires a decent amount of sunlight. It prefers temperatures below 50°F which makes it perfect for keeping in your home!
4. Kentia Palm
The kentia palm is one of the most popular indoor plants. No wonder! This beautiful tree brings a dash of elegance to any room. The important things to remember if you’re getting this beauty for your home are: it prefers indirect sunlight and warmer temperatures, and good drainage is essential.
5. Money Tree
If you haven’t had any luck in keeping plants alive, look no further. The money tree is a plant that doesn’t require much care. The fact that it requires low maintenance is why it’s most commonly found around offices, along with the belief that it brings good fortune to anyone who has it.
6. Ponytail Palm
The ponytail palm (also known as the Elephant’s Foot Palm because of its appearance) requires watering once every 2-3 weeks which is awesome news for people like me that tend to forget to water their plants. It thrives in dry conditions and needs lots of sunlight, but it can also be placed in a low light room.
7. Norfolk Island Pine
Even though this tree resembles a Christmas tree, it has a much softer and more delicate needles. Whenever the soil feels dry to the touch, that’s a sign that it needs watering. If you decide to get one of these, make sure to provide it with the best light possible.