8 Tall Tree Like Houseplants You Should Grow

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Adding tall indoor plants in your home can turn the heads of your guests and if you’re searching for some new names, save this list of Tree Like Houseplants.

If you are looking for less common indoor plants that attain a good height, bring home these Tree Like Houseplants!

Have a look at some exclusive trees you can grow indoors here

Tree Like Houseplants You Should Grow

1. Umbrella Tree

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Botanical Name: Schefflera actinophylla

This beautiful houseplant, with lush elongated glossy leaves, resembles an umbrella. It also works as an air purifier and eliminates toxins from the indoor air. The plant is great for any empty bright spot in your home or office.

Growing Tips

Learn how to grow the umbrella plants indoors here

2. Umbellata Plant

Botanical Name: Ficus umbellata

‘Ficus umbellata’ has lush green leaves that are as big as your head! This plant is a close cousin of the majestic fiddle leaf fig.

Growing Tips

It prefers bright indirect light, and access to direct morning light makes it better.

Have a look at some of the best indoor ficus plants here

3. Japanese Maple Tree

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Botanical Name: Acer palmatum

This plant has colorful cut leaves that give it an incomparable appearance. It is, of course, not super easy to grow indoors but worth a try. The dwarf Japanese maple varieties can grow up to 4-15 feet.

Growing Tips

The green varieties can tolerate full sun, while variegated cultivars perform well in partial shade.

4. The Desert Cactus

Botanical Name: Euphorbia ammak

Native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, this tree-like succulent features spiny ribbed arms and structural beauty. The plant is a fast grower and can achieve an impressive height of 7-9 feet indoors.

Growing Tips

It prefers full to partial sun so keep at by a sunny window. 

Check out our article on the best tall cacti you can grow indoors here

5. Ficus Alli

Botanical Name: Ficus maclellandii

The slender foliage of this plant makes it attractive, and since it belongs to the Ficus genus, it’s easy to grow.

Growing Tips

Keep it in a bright and warm spot.

6. New Zealand Laurel

Botanical Name: Corynocarpus laevigatus

If you want to bring a real tree indoors, then this could be your option! The New Zealand Laurel attains impressive height and features large glossy leaves.

Growing Tips

Does well in bright indirect light. Keep the soil slightly moist but avoid overwatering the plant. 

7. Citrus Tree

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The biggest advantage of growing a citrus tree indoors is its fragrant flowers and fruits it’ll bear if you grow it near a sunny window!

Growing Tips

Find the sunniest possible spot grow a citrus tree indoors.

Here are the best Citrus Trees you can grow in containers

8. Triangle Fig

Botanical Name: Ficus triangularis

The plant is also famous as the ‘Sweetheart Tree.’ Its leaves have a unique triangular shape! As the plant is considered toxic for pets and children, keep it out of their reach.

Growing Tips

Avoid overwatering the plant and keep it at a location where it can avail plenty of bright indirect sun. 

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