Best indoor trees? Yes, please! Say no more. But ok, for those who did not get the plant trend insight yet. Yes, there is a big trend in the market for indoor trees and plants. No wonder we see this trend – people need more and more plants in their lives because of a couple of reasons. Said shortly and precisely – we come from nature, in nature we must be to sustain our health mentally and physically.

Mentally – green color relaxes and gives a sense of freedom, but looking from a physical point of view mainly trees and plants give us the air we breathe. Sounds a bit crucial, doesn’t it? So if you live in the city, it makes perfect sense to slowly and surely become a plant hoarder.

So here are our suggestions for the best indoor trees that will give the benefit of not only looking great but giving extra fresh air that we need. We could not exclude a couple of plants that are really great air generators.

1.Weeping fig

One of the best indoor trees that to mention is weeping figs (also known as ficus tree). They grow in tropical and subtropical climates (India, Southeast Asia, Northers Australia), but nowadays it is more often grown as a houseplant in homes, offices. It is one of the rare indoor trees that don’t need light. It is great if it’s steadily moist, but it is dangerous to sit in water – it can drop leaves and may develop root rot. From time to time support it with a little magnesium and manganese.

2.Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle leaf fig is a super genus tree because it grows much larger leaves than the others from the genus. In the natural habitat, it can grow 15 meters but indoors tops 3 meters. It will grow beautifully till 3-4 years and in 10-15 years it will gain maturity. Water when the topsoil becomes slightly dry and reduce watering in the winter. Better to under dry it rather than over-water it. Over-watered damage is harder to overcome. Good to keep in mind that these plants enjoy loads of light.

3.Ficus Alii

The interesting fact with this tree is that it does not grow in natural habitat. This plant is a fairly new cultivar. And with that comes all the relief of not caring about the tree too much while still having the extra fresh air from the plant, that it was mostly created for. Indoors it can grow up to 3 meters. It is not too fussy about being moved around. Water soil thoroughly, then allow top 2.5 cm to dry out between waterings. Better to use warmer water rather than cold.

4.Pineapple Plant

As it turns out pineapple plant is ridiculously easy to grow. This plant is one of the few tropical fruits that are really well suited to growing in pots, therefore, easy to grow in your apartment or office. They do love light and as it is a tropical plant it loves warm water, but never allow them to sit in water. A successfully rooted pineapple plant will start to grow within weeks, and give fruits in 2 years period. 

5.Olive Tree

Yes. You can have an olive tree in your home and office. This plant is an indoor fruit tree amazing of its own beauty. Its existence starts far out since Greek mythical stories, creating this plant as in conversation peace status. Strangely enough, it is best suited for indoor growth but loads of sunlight is required.If you give enough sunlight then it can grow into the large indoor tree category. If the soil is dry when you put your finger 5 cm deep, then you know it is time to water your olive tree. It demands drainage holes for watering. Arbequinas are self-fertile, but if you keep your plant indoors, hand pollination can help.

6.Norfolk Island Pine Bonsai Tree

This bonsai tree is the most popular in the wintertime because of its resemblance to the Christmas tree. Some Christmas extremists even create miniature ornaments. The origin of the tree is in the South Pacific on a tiny little 13-square foot island between Australia and New Zealand. This plant is tricky to water because it does nor this plant likes to be dry, nor wet. So the way to go would be to allows the plant to become just a little dry between each watering. The tree should be fed with a liquid all-purpose fertilizer, but only during the spring and the fall. The tree can be grown indoors, but the plant should be rotated on a weekly basis.

7.Avocado Tree

Eaten fresh or on toast even in guacamole – oh yes, that’s an avocado, your indoor fruit tree. Full with vitamin C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium the list goes on! And imagine if you take avocado that was grown on your own! Avocados are amazing, but they require a lot of sunlight and water it frequently. 

8.Brussel’s Live Money Tree

Brussels is one of the best indoor trees. Brussel’s tree originally came from Native to Central and South America. This is an amazing gift because besides the benefit of clearing the air it comes with reputed to bring good luck and prosperity. Feng Shui practitioners believe that the braided bonsai creates positive energy for any room that is placed in. This plant requires moderate sunlight and plenty of water, but proper water drainage is key.

9.Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria afra known as elephant bush, dwarf jade plant, porkbush and spekboom. Its origins are found in South Africa. They start out as a small bush and eventually grow tree-like. Portulacaria Afra needs plenty of bright sunlight and can tolerate full sun.  At least 5-6h sunlight is required for Portulacaria afra. Better to water it each 7-10 days. Portulacaria Afras area easy to propagate from stem cuttings.

10.Dragon Tree

Dragon trees are native to Spain’s Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Morocco; and Madeira, Portugal. The dragon tree is still found on five of the seven Canary Islands, but only a few hundred trees are left. How cools is that now you can get one in your home or office. This is an amazing looking tree that will bring tropical vibes in the room. They withstand great heat and live through cold times as well. It will survive if you don’t water it regularly, so this makes Dragon tree one of the best indoor trees.

11.Sacred Fig Bonsai (Ficus Religiosa)

This is the best bonsai tree to train your skills on bonsai. Originally they come from tropical environments, but now you can get one in your place. This bonsai tree does not like frost, so keep in mind that if your place is cold in wintertime than better heat the place up.The Ficus Religiosa should be watered normally, which means it should be given water generously whenever the soil gets slightly dry. The Bonsai Ficus can tolerate occasional over- or under-watering. 

12.Skrootz Cane Corn

This is one large and really showy indoor plant, therefore, is one of the best indoor trees that delights your place with a feel of the cornfield. Striped yellow and green leaves bring a lot of softness to any corner of a room. If you don’t have a green thumb, this plant is also easy to grow, since it can withstand a fairly significant amount of abuse from casual indoor gardeners. Surely this plant needs sunlight and must be watered about once or twice a week. Avoid over-watering as this can lead to root rot.

13.Burgundy Rubber Tree Plant

This is an interesting man-made cultivar. It develops large leaves, 8 to 12 inches long and 4 inches wide, with a burgundy tint and a red midrib. You should put the plant in the sunniest place you have and Water the plant when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil in the pot feels dry. Water thoroughly so the excess drains from the bottom of the pot and empty the drained water from the drip tray after irrigation. Strangely enough, but this plant collects dust on leaves pretty well so it should be cleaned from time to time with a warm and wet cloth. 

14.Golden Snake House Plant


This is one of the most popular indoor plants that really work hard on cleaning the air. It is as well one of the most durable plants in this list, so if you are rarely at home then know – it’s safe to take Golden Snake House Plant. This plant looks a bit strange by itself, but remember – there are no ugly plants – there are only the wrong pots. It would be great if you can water this plant in a 2-6 week period and thy tolerate low light. These plants don’t mind the dry or stale air in our homes and offices. They’ll also do well in bathrooms where the humidity tends to be much higher. This is another versatility factor that gives this houseplant the label: “diehard”.

15.Dracenta compakta

This plant comes all the way from southeast Africa. It is the slow-growing plant so keep that in mind when you purchase one. Although it cleans air be aware that Dracaena compacta plants are considered by some to be slightly poisonous, especially to dogs and cats. This plant likes medium light but if you will put it in low light it will grow, but pretty slowly. Compacta plants do better when watered on a regular schedule, but don’t let them be overwatered because it can get root rot.