Bonsai trees are tiny plants that can be grown in small pots. A successful bonsai tree will look like a miniature of its full-sized counterpart. They originated in Japan and the word is a combination of two word "bon," meaning tray, and "sai," which means tree, according to online resource Bonsai Gardener. Bonsai trees can be either indoor or outdoor plants. It is important to know which types of bonsai trees can thrive indoors if you plan on growing them in the house.
Hawaiian Umbrella Tree
The Hawaiian umbrella bonsai tree is considered one of the easiest varieties to grow and care for, according to Bonsai Gardener. The plant does not require large amounts of light to grow, so it can thrive indoors. The soil of the Hawaiian umbrella bonsai should always be kept moist in order for it to survive.
Ficus trees are capable of growing to extremely large sizes when grown outdoors. They have a strong root system and are durable. They also make excellent miniature trees when they are grown indoors and are popular with beginners, notes Bonsai Gardener. Ficus trees should be given a few days of dry soil between watering.
Ligustrum bonsai come in several different varieties. They tend to need cooler--but not cold--climates, making them perfect for indoor growth, advises website Bonsai Techniques. While generally easy to grow, over-watering is a big risk for this type of tree. Ligustrum trees are evergreen and have dense foliage.
The money tree bonsai is easily recognizable due to its braided trunk. It is commonly used for decorating purposes. Money trees do well indoors near a window because they grow best with partial sunlight. They require less water than most bonsai trees.