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Choosing the Perfect Indoor Trees for your Rental Home

Elgin Living Room with an Indoor TreeIf you’re an Elgin renter with a green thumb, you might consider what variety of plants and trees are best to grow indoors. You probably already recognize that not all varieties of trees will flourish indoors, where they might not receive enough direct sunlight throughout the day. Not to worry – we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll analyze the best trees to grow indoors and a few hints on how to care for them. Whether you’re searching for a little greenery or need to make a full-blown indoor garden, these trees are sure to please!

How to Choose an Indoor Tree

One of the most significant factors to think about when deciding on an indoor tree is the amount of light it will need. While certain trees can grow in low-light surroundings, others will need bright, direct sunlight to grow. If you don’t know how much light your rental home receives, ask your Elgin property manager. It’s also better to talk to a nursery or gardening expert before settling on your final choice.

Best Trees for Low Light

Various sorts of trees can grow well indoors. These trees survive without direct sunlight, which is advisable if your rental home has good 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 reach up to six feet tall. It’s suitable for adding a touch of the tropics to your indoor room!
  • Weeping Fig trees are known for their long, cascading branches. They are capable of reaching up to eight feet tall and do well in either low or bright light.
  • The Norfolk Island Pine is a sort of evergreen that can reach up to 40 feet tall (but relax, it can be quickly pruned to a more manageable size!).
  • The Money Tree is a type of Ficus tree that is said to carry good luck. It can reach up to six feet tall and succeeds in low light.
  • The Rubber Plant is one more variety of Ficus trees that can reach up to eight feet tall. It is designed to give 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 an amusing plant with spiky greenery at the top.

Best Trees for Bright Light

If your rental home gets lots of direct sunlight during the day, you’re in luck! Many different kinds of trees can grow well in bright light.

Some of the best bright-light indoor trees include:

  • Bonsai trees are perfect for adding a touch of beauty to any room. They can be grown in various shapes and sizes and do well in both low and bright light.
  • The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a type of tree that can flourish up to eight feet tall. It’s another tree that will elevate the vibes of the room it lives in.
  • The Bird of Paradise is a tropical plant that can flourish up to six feet tall, providing you with a bit of a taste of vacation in your everyday life.
  • The Ponytail Palm is a kind of tree that can grow up to 12 feet tall. True to its name, this tiny tree has long, curly leaves that look like hair.

Tips for Growing Trees Indoors

After you’ve chosen the best tree for your indoor space, now is the right time to begin the growing process! The following are a couple of tips to assist you with getting everything rolling:

  1. Start with a small tree or plant that is easy to care for. This will assist you with becoming acclimated to the watering and feeding schedule and any other required maintenance.
  2. Don’t forget to read the instructions that accompany your tree or plant. This will help you know how much water and sunlight it requires and any other special requirements.
  3. Keep an eye on your tree or plant, and feel free to contact a professional if you have any questions or concerns. With just enough time and attention, your indoor tree is growing in no time!


Renting a single-family home doesn’t mean you have to quit your green thumb. There are lots of trees that can flourish indoors. But if you would like a rental home with a little more light and room for an indoor tree, browse our listings to find out what’s available in your place!

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