Vibrant Addition With Indoor Fruit Trees
If you live in an apartment, or you do not have the ability, space or time to grow and care for full grown fruit trees you may want to try your hand at indoor gardening by growing some indoor fruit trees. Planting these indoor fruit trees provides both function and beauty to your home. Not only will the green leaves, bright flowers and vivid fruits provide visual appeal, but the fruit can also be eaten and enjoyed once ripened. And what more? there are about a dozen varieties of indoor fruit trees available that you can opt to.
Vibrant Addition with Indoor Fruit Trees for Your Home
Here are some varieties options of indoor fruit trees. Firstly, the Dwarf pomegranate tree, or Punica granatum Nana L, is suited for indoor growth. This fruit tree can reach a height of up to 7 feet; however, some trees that are grown indoors are considerably smaller. The tree has thin, dark green leaves, scarlet red flowers and produces red orange fruit. The edible fruit is succulent and tends to be slightly more sour than the pomegranates you find in stores. This tree is naturally a subtropical tree that needs acidic soil, plenty of sunlight and moderate watering; it is a drought-tolerant species. Place the container near a window that receives plenty of morning sunlight for best results.
Dwarf Pomegranate Tree Indoor Fruit Trees
Banana trees also produce fruit year round and can be well suited for indoor growing. With high enough ceilings, regular banana trees will fair well indoors. For smaller spaces, dwarf banana trees are more appropriate. The Super Dwarf Cavendish is a small type of tree that produces miniature bananas. Banana trees are sensitive to temperature changes and produce slower in cooler environments.
The Limequat is a cross between a lime and kumquat, with the benefit of being more cold hardy than limes. You can consume the greenish yellow peel along with the juicy light yellow pulp, which is tart. The tree prefers well draining soil and plenty of sunlight. Until this fruit tree is established it requires consistent watering; once it begins to flourish you can water it every 10 days or so. Soil that drains sufficiently and full sunlight is a must for these fruit trees; place the container near a window that receives the most sun during the day.
The Meyer lemon tree, or Citrus limon, is one of several varieties of acidic citrus fruit trees. The Meyer variety is actually a hybrid of a lemon and mandarin orange. This small tree has oblong green leaves and produces medium sized fruit that is yellow orange in color. The luscious pulp is light yellow-orange in color and tastes sweet and mildly acidic; the peel is not flavorful. You can grow this fruit tree in containers where it received ample sunlight. Porous soil and moderate watering is necessary to keep this tree healthy. It produces fruit consistently form the months of December through April.
Calamondin, or Citrus mitis Blanco, also called the calamondin orange, is an ornamental fruit tree that’s suitable to grow indoors. The tree has somewhat thorny branches that begin to grow close to the ground and can span as high as 25 feet; however, indoor trees generally reach up to 6 feet with proper pruning. The shiny green leaves are large and oval with a yellowish tinge underneath. White aromatic flowers bloom near the tips of the branches and give way to round, red-orange fragrant fruit. The peel is edible with a sweet flavor and the tender, seedless pulp is orange and very acidic.
With full sun, moderate fertilizer, regular watering and temperatures about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, papaya trees can also thrive indoors. Fruit on the papaya tree begins to appear once the plant has reached 1 to 2 feet in height. Once the fruit forms, it requires seven to eight months to ripen.
Citrus Indoor Fruit Trees
Banana Indoor Fruit Trees
Well, these were just a few variety choices of indoor fruit trees. Like said before there are about a dozen other varieties available. Indoor fruit trees has so many benefits. As enjoyable and rewarding it is to grow your own fruit, there is another big benefit to these trees. Not only do they offer vibrant green foliage that beautifully accents any room, but they serve as a natural air freshener. The scent they provide is better than any air freshener you can buy. They literally freshen up their living space and are especially fragrant when they are producing fruit. If you have pets, as we do, you will be amazed at how much day to day pet odors are neutralized by indoor fruit trees. With just a little care, your indoor fruit trees will last indefinitely. You should expect at least one crop of fruit per year, usually two. Just follow some simple care tips in the internet and you can expect to own a healthy, happy, and vibrant addition to your home.