Are you looking to grow dwarf fruit trees indoors? If you’ve ever thought about growing banana plants inside, you’ll want a dwarf variety like “Dwarf Cavendish,” which grows to a maximum height of 6 feet (1.8 meters). Want a more compact plant? “Novak” is a super dwarf banana that rarely grows taller than 1.2 m (4 feet).
Your banana plant might not be able to bear fruit inside. But if there is enough light, heat, and moisture, a bunch of small bananas that can be eaten can grow. It doesn’t mind being in a pot and makes a great tropical houseplant.
Dwarf Fruit Trees Indoors
Orange tree in a small size
One of the easiest citrus trees to grow indoors is the calamondin. This dwarf citrus tree is not a true orange. Instead, it is a cross between a kumquat and a tangerine.
If you take care of your calamondin tree well, it will last for many years. It can live indoors and has a long life. You can also give them a good quality planters for trees so it’ll grow well.
Another great dwarf fruit tree to grow indoors is a tangerine kumquat tree. In winter, you’ll love how their flowers smell and how their fruits taste.
It’s not the heat, but the humidity…
Most homes consider a relative humidity of 40% to be “average.” Luckily, that’s a good level for both people and most house plants.
According to Guide to Houseplants, 60–70% humidity is best for many tropical house plants.
You can do a few things for your plants that don’t involve turning a room into a misty rain forest. Check out these easy ways to make the air around your house plants more humid.
Lime and lemon
The ‘Meyer’ lemon tree, shown here, does well indoors and grows sweet, yellow fruits all summer long. It has glossy, dark-green leaves and fragrant white flowers, though, so it can be used all year. During the summer, the tree will often have flowers and fruit at the same time. This makes it a nice dwarf citrus tree to have in your home.
The key lime tree has star-shaped, white flowers and key limes almost all year long, making it a great houseplant with a lovely scent.
Know anything about a kaffir lime tree? You should learn more about this strange citrus tree that you can grow inside.
Buy a plant from a grower you can trust to make sure it will bear fruit. Plants that grow from seeds might not be true to type. Online nurseries sell fruit trees that you can keep in your home.
The Olive Tree
An olive tree…indoors?
So what? This beautiful plant from the Mediterranean can live in your kitchen window, sunroom, or any other sunny place you choose.
This dwarf fruit tree grows well in dry places where it is from, and it is easy to grow in a pot as long as it gets a lot of sunlight.
Dwarf Pomegranate is an interesting and charming houseplant.
Put it in a sunny window, and it will give you orange-red flowers and small pomegranates all summer long. This dwarf fruit tree’s pomegranates are just for looks.
The ‘Nana’ dwarf cultivar only gets to be 3 feet (90 cm) tall. Cut it back however much you want. Even as a bonsai, you can grow one.
The dwarf pineapple species Ananas nanus only grows to be 16 inches (40 cm) tall. But if you want a beautiful indoor accent plant, A. cosmosus ‘Variegatus’ is amazing. It is a beautiful house plant because its leaves are sharp and have cream and red edges.
Native to South America, these plants can live in a pot as long as they get enough sun and water.
Find out how to take care of pineapple plants and how to grow, plant, and make more pineapple plants.