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Grand Plants for the Indoors

Grand Plants for the Indoors

The design conundrum of “how to make the most of a small space” gets a lot of attention these days. But sometimes creating a cozy environment in a lofty room can be equally challenging. One easy fix for looming spaces is to fill them with an indoor tree. Here are five examples from Gardenista.

Above: Consider adding a bit of Mediterranean romance in your home with a silvery potted olive tree. Willis Orchard carries a large variety of olive trees in myriad sizes. A 5 to 6 foot Lucca olive tree is $185. Photo via image from AnoukB & Marjon Hoogervorst.


Above: Framing a lofty bed, a lemon tree provides an intimate canopy. Meyer Lemon trees grow indoors, but remember that these citruses need from eight to 12 hours of sunlight per day. Organic, 3-year-old lemon trees are available at Four Winds Growers for $49. Photo by Mikael Dubois. Styling by Lotta Agaton.

Above: Take advantage of the tropical climate in your lofty bath to grow bananas. Aarons Farm offers a variety of types and sizes, including large ornamentals (no fruit) similar to the one above; $109. Image via Skona Hem.

Framed in the doorway of this striking space by Lotta Agaton, an abundant fig softens the monochromatic decor. A 3- to 4-Year-Old Celeste Fig is available at for $56.

Above: A potted ginkgo enjoys the sun at this Malibu ranch. Photo via House Beautiful.

Are you looking for a slightly less lofty alternative? Don’t worry, here are a few favorite Mini House Plants to choose from.

8 Great Plants to Grow Inside

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Gardenista is a one-stop sourcebook for cultivated living, a guide to outdoor design and gardening. Helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista features inspiration, garden visits, and advice for all things outdoor living, from patios and peonies, to tables and terraces. Gardens matter, and Gardenista celebrates tomatoes on the fire escape as much as rolling acres of green.


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1:42AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

I love Aloe vera and snake's plant!
It really feels good to see some potted plants inside the home even on bad weathers

2:34PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Lovely plants.

8:58PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Plants always make a home even more welcoming.

12:47PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013


8:57AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

These are great ideas for people who are considering to buy potted plants for the indoors!
Mint plant and Aloe Vera plant can be considered too. =)

2:42AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013


2:36AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thank you

1:50AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing this

11:52PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013


11:47PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

lol at bananas in the bathroom! Love it, thanks :-)

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