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.

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Oh Lay Hoon
Oh Hui Xin2 years ago

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

Jilly D.
Jilly D.2 years ago

Lovely plants.

Dale O.

Plants always make a home even more welcoming.

Kathleen Cazander


Liling O.2 years ago

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. =)

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Thank you for sharing this

june t.
june t.2 years ago


Spirit Spider
Spirit Spider2 years ago

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