Want to grow juicy fruits at home but don’t have a garden or a balcony? Worry not!
You will find the perfect alternative within our indoor fruit trees list.
These gorgeous and fruit-giving trees will thrive in pots, inside the home, with little care. AND THEY’LL GIVE YOU PRECIOUS FRUIT!
It may sound like a hard thing to do.
But it’s not. It’s actually EASY!
We’ll show you everything there’s to know about these trees so you can grow them indoors with no problem. Check them up!
11 UNIQUE Fruit Tree Varieties to Grow Indoors!
1. Calamondin Orange Tree (Citrus mitis)
Fruits and decoration at once – taking a Calamondin orange home serves both purposes perfectly.
Its dark-green leaves are not the most amusing, but it certainly stands out when oranges grow. The combination produces an attractive contrast impossible to ignore.
A typical Calamondin tree can reach 6 feet without problems. You’ll have to keep it small by pruning and cutting its top from time to time.
It could be a tricky plant to grow indoors as it relies on a lot of sun exposure. But it’s still worth a try, as long as you can keep it under bright lights and temperatures from 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
As for fertilization, potting, and disease, you won’t have much to worry about. It grows on any well-fertilized soil, a 5 to 10-inch pot, and rarely gets infected with diseases. If it does, the leaves are thick enough to withstand quick cleaning without faltering.
WORTH TO KNOW: The only way for the plant to bear fruits is hand pollination. Given they won’t be able to pollinate by themselves, it will be a job for you.
2. Chinotto Tree (Citrus myrtifolia)
Ever heard of the beverage named ‘Chinotto’? Well, it’s not a coincidence.
That citrus-flavored soda gets its name from this fruit. It’s part of the orange family, so you’re likely to find TONS of similarities.
For one, the plant produces small oranges every year. These tend to be green until they’re fully matured, turning orange.
Also, it can grow to about 6 feet. Given the right conditions, the plant can reach 10 feet. To prevent that, you’ll have to prune it consistently.
Like other citrus trees, it prefers tropical environments with temperatures not going under 45 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it can still withstand temps up to 85 degrees.
Soils need to be well-fertilized, and the potting needs to be well-drained to prevent issues.
Apart from all that, the plant stands out for its beauty. A small tree with dark-green leaves makes any place more attractive.
INTERESTING FACT: Blooming season means the plant will be covered in white flowers all around, making it an incredible sight in any living room.
3. Dwarf Avocado Tree (Persea americana “Wurtz”)
There is nothing like slicing an avocado in half, getting the seed out, and spraying a bit of salt to eat it whole.
But avocados can be pricey. Unless, of course, you grow it indoors.
Here’s where the Dwarf Avocado (Wurtz variety) enters into play.
This small avocado tree takes little space, grows almost anywhere, and GIVES YOU AVOCADOS.
It’s not easy to grow indoors, as it requires A LOT of sunlight. But it’s still possible, and once you find the right spot – it will likely THRIVE for years.
The Wurtz variety grows to about 8 feet at its max, giving avocados every year. And what’s even better, you’ll need no cross-pollination for that.
To help it grow for long, we recommend keeping it under bright lights and a warm area. Keep it away from temperatures lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit if you want it healthy.
Soil and potting needs are standard: medium-sized 10-inch pot and any decent potting mix with consistent fertilization as it grows.
PLUS: Believe it or not, the Wurtz variety may bloom twice a year (which means you also get avocados TWICE).
4. Dwarf Cavendis Banana (Musa acuminata)
The dwarf banana is not only the fruit but the tree. Being smaller than the usual banana tree makes it a go-to option for indoors.
As a tropical plant, it grows in warm areas with sufficient sun exposure, preferably close to windows and open spaces to receive full sunlight.
Want to keep it growing for a long time? Then make sure to plant it in a well-draining soil mix, water it consistently, and never let it get too dry or too humid.
Once those big leaves start growing and the trunk gets to about 5 feet, you’ll have a beautiful plant indoors to make your house more beautiful.
CONSIDER THIS: May not grow bananas of the same big-sized bananas you find in the supermarket. EVEN BETTER, they’ll be a bit smaller but super-sweet, the best kind.
5. Dwarf Fig Tree (Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’)
Few people know the juicy and sweet fig. The rich flesh and moist texture explode in the mouth, making it impossible not to get addicted at first taste.
The dwarf fig tree is slightly smaller than the common fig, growing between 5 and 10 feet at its max. Because you’re growing it indoors, some trimming and pruning will be necessary to keep it short.
Even when it’s heavily trimmed, the plant delivers those tasty figs every year. WITHOUT FAULT.
It’s a bit of a tricky plant to grow, though. In loamy and sandy soils with well-draining pots, the plant may grow faster and give bigger figs.
Proper watering means at least once every five days. Moist environments may need even less than that, even indoors.
Make the environment ideal, and the fig will deliver those purple-brownish figs BIG and JUICY.
DON’T MISS THIS: There are several other varieties of dwarf fig trees, including the ‘Celeste,’ ‘Desert King,’ ‘Black Jack,’ and ‘Osborn Prolific.’ They’re all similar but grow at different rates and heights.
6. Dwarf Kumquat Tree (Citrus japonica)
You’ll see kumquat trees in the wild growing to over 15 feet EASY.
The dwarf variety barely gets to 8 feet. And if you prune it consistently, you can keep it at 5 feet or even shorter.
The exciting part about growing this tree indoors? Its scent.
It has a unique aromatic skin that takes over any living room. When it blooms, and its fruits grow, the aroma is impossible to ignore.
The plant is also a tropical species, so you’ll need a warm environment and sufficient sun exposure to keep it growing.
But there’s a plus you may not know about: it is a cold-hardy citrus tree. In contrast with other varieties, the dwarf kumquat withstands below-zero temperatures for a while.
Regardless of the environment, it looks great. In a miniature version, it’s an ornament everyone will love.
AND DON’T FORGET: Its fruits are entirely edible. By just peeling the fruit, you can eat it like you would any orange. And it’s super SWEET when ripe as citrus.
7. Key Lime Tree (Citrus aurantifolia)
Yet another citrus fruit tree to consider: the key lime tree is everything it shows in its appearance.
A citrus fruit, almost like a lemon, produces an intense aroma hard to dismiss indoors.
The plant grows to about 6 feet at its max. In the right environment, it will bloom every year, at least twice. Its flowers are white, waxy, and cute – making the plant an excellent ornamental.
As for growth, you should keep it under full sun for as long as possible. The soil should be well-drained for better results. And if you want those limes to grow big and juicy, fertilize the plants at least once every two months.
MANY PEOPLE DON’T KNOW: It needs AT LEAST 8 hours of sun exposure to thrive. If you can’t ensure that indoors, then it’s probably not your best choice.
8. Meyer Lemon Tree (Citrus x meyeri)
There’s no indoor tree as popular as the Meyer lemon.
Several reasons for why:
One, it’s a GORGEOUS tree. Small but vibrant, boasting dark-green leaves and an unmistakable shining yellow when the lemons appear.
Two, the fruit is DELIGHTFUL. Unless you’re allergic to citrus fruits, there’s almost no chance to NOT like this tree’s fruit.
And three, it’s PERFECT for indoors. The plant can grow in partial shade without problems and self-pollinates, so it bears fruit EVERY YEAR.
You’ll have almost no problem growing this tree at home. As long as you can ensure 6 hours of sunlight and keep the soil well-drained, it should THRIVE effortlessly.
We recommend pruning it and trimming it consistently to prevent the plant from growing too high. It can reach 8 feet in just a few years If you let it.
ALWAYS CHECK THIS: It is one of the longest-lived trees on the list, reaching between 50 and 100 years in the right conditions.
9. Miracle Fruit Tree (Synsepalum dulcificum)
A lovely tree with sweet fruit never disappoints. This one is precisely that.
It is a small tree variety, but it demands constant pruning to stay indoor-friendly. Usually, a miracle fruit tree grows to about 15 feet. To keep it short, you’ll have to trim it down every couple of months.
But that’s not much work considering it is an evergreen plant, always looking bright, flowering several times a year, and bearing fruit twice yearly.
The plant requires about 2 years to reach full maturity and start yielding some miracle fruits. Once that happens, you’ll LOVE how the plant looks indoors, especially when those fruits start appearing.
You’ll need to keep it under constant sun exposure, even though it survives in partial shade. But if you live in a dry environment, rest assured the plant won’t mind either.
If there’s something worth considering is the love for acidic soils lower than 6.0 pH. For that, you’ll have to keep the soil mix constantly fertilized with things like peat moss.
THE EXCITING PART: The small, cherry-like fruit is edible and SWEET. It also has a pleasant aroma that lingers on your month and other surfaces once it’s chewed or cut.
10. Dwarf Olive Tree (Olea europaea)
Don’t ever buy olives from the supermarket again. An olive tree at home will cover your demands.
Bearing over 20 pounds of olives a year, a small 5-feet olive tree becomes a perfect addition to any indoors.
Alongside its remarkable fruit-bearing capacity, the tree is attractive. It doesn’t take much space either, making it an excellent ornamental.
The tree thrives on 6 hours of sunlight a day, requires little water, and prefers highly fertilized soils over neutral ones.
To add a more attractive touch to the pot where the olive is located, you can add some gravel or Styrofoam. This helps maintain humidity to keep it growing non-stop.
THIS IS AWESOME: The plant doesn’t mind a lack of air, so you can keep it far from a window as long as it is exposed to sufficient sunlight.
11. Passion Fruit Tree (Passiflora edulis)
Few fruits are as tasty as passion fruit.
As for the tree, we can say it’s not precisely a TREE. It’s more of a vine. Yet, you can grow it like a tree if you want.
It’s easy to make that possible: just growing in a pot with already installed support or trellis the plant can climb.
The result? A high-growing passion fruit that will stick to the structure size.
Even though it’s a vine, you can grow it indoors, with structure and with no problems at all.
The best part will be the fruit. Once those ripe passion fruits start appearing, you’ll have no choice but to try them. And guess what? YOU’LL LOVE IT.
It’s an acidic fruit with a juicy pulp. wYou can eat it raw, in juice, or in desserts. Either way, it tastes terrific and unique.
To make all that possible, make sure the plant receives full sunlight exposure, grows in moist soil, and gets pollinated by insects.
DON’T OVERLOOK THIS: The flower this tree produces is STUNNING, to say the least. A white blossom with purple tones and yellowish petals makes for a stunning addition to your indoor ornamentals.
Get Those Fruit Trees Growing Indoors!
It’s time to test the waters and get those indoor fruit trees growing!
Some of them will be harder to grow than others. But they’ll all thrive if you follow our advice and meet their requirements.
So, what are you waiting for? Those fruit trees won’t plant themselves in your house!