12 Fruits You Can Grow Indoors As a Houseplant

When it comes to growing plants indoors, you can always try new things–Just like these 12 Fruits You Can Grow Indoors as a houseplant.

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List of Fruits You Can Grow Indoors

Before you pick any of the varieties mentioned in the list, you have to bear the fact in mind that most of these plants will start growing fruits after 2-4 years. Also, you have to provide them sufficient direct sunlight (4-6 hours on daily basis), fertilizer, and take care of the water requirements. If you’ll fail to provide direct sun, these plants will grow but won’t fruit.

1. Meyer Lemon

Fruits You Can Grow Indoors

Botanical Name: Citrus × meyeri

Enjoy the fresh and citrusy taste of lemon by growing it indoors easily in pots. Just make sure that you keep it at a location, like a south-facing window, where it gets plenty of light.

Here’s all you need to know about growing lemon in pots 

2. Calamondin Orange

Botanical Name: Citrofortunella microcarpa

They have a delicious fragrance and flavor that’s a mix of lemon and lime. Use a large pot while growing them with a well-draining medium. Also, expose to a lot of light.

Check out our article on growing an orange tree in a container here 

3. Avocado

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Botanical Name: Persea americana

Don’t opt to grow from seed and get a healthy plant from a nursery. A south-facing window and well-draining growing medium is a must!

Here’s all the information you need about growing avocado indoors 

4. Dwarf Banana

Botanical Name: Musa acuminata ‘Dwarf Cavendish’

Yes! You can grow bananas indoors! Just use a humidifier, get them good sunlight without exposing them too much to direct sun. Though you might not get bananas, it makes for a great looking indoor plant.

Check out our article on growing banana in pots here 

5. Apricot

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Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca

The best indoor varieties are ‘Moorpark’ and ‘Goldcot.’ Place the pot where it receives six to eight hours of light. Also, keep the plant well-watered.

Here’s all you need to know about growing apricot in pots 

6. Mulberries

Botanical Name: Morus nigra ‘Dwarf Everbearing’

Despite being a dwarf variety, it grows quite fast and produces blackberry-like fruits. Make sure you are pruning the tree on a regular basis for it to stay in shape.

Check out our article on growing mulberry in containers here 

7. Strawberries

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Botanical Name: Fragaria x anannassa

You can grow strawberries indoors in a limited area. What’s more! Grow them hydroponically or in hanging baskets! They grow quickly and provide you with juicy fruits!

Here’s all you need to know about growing strawberries indoors year-round

8. Pineapple

Botanical Name: Ananas comosus

Pineapples can be grown indoors as long as you can provide them plenty of sunlight. If you have a south or west-facing window, the plant will reward you with delicious fruits!

Check out our article on growing pineapple indoors here

9. Goji Berries

Botanical Name: Lycium barbarum

You can grow tasty and vitamin-rich goji berries easily if you have a sunny window in your home. The plant is also drought tolerant and quite easy to maintain!

Here’s everything you need to know about growing goji berries 

10. Kumquat

Botanical Name: Citrus japonica

Probably the best fruit that has a very tasty and sweet peel with a strong citrus flavor! To make the plant bushy and sturdier, pinch off the tips while it is young.

Check out our article on growing Kumquat here 

11. Coffee Tree

Botanical Name: Coffea arabica

If you want a plant that looks spectacular with its glossy green leaves in a compact form, then you must grow this one. It becomes a beautiful houseplant.

Here’s all you need to know about growing a coffee plant 

12. Olive Tree

Botanical Name: Olea europaea

Provide sufficient sunlight and this plant will reward you with stunning sage-colored foliage. It can also attain an impressive height of 6-8 feet. You might have a wait a lot for the plant to bear fruits but till then, it will keep you hooked with its brilliant form!

Also Read: Indoor Fruit Tree Pictures for Inspiration

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