Greener Home – Adding Plants and Trees

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Trees are great beings to have in your yard for a greener home. They clean the air, they give shade and privacy, they’re great for climbing and they provide us oxygen. While many trees are just too big to think about growing inside, there’re many trees that make wonderful accents to the inside of your home.

Here’s just a few trees to make a greener homeGreener Home - Adding Plants and Trees

Parlor Palm

If you are a fan of the Victorian Era you may have seen pictures or seen movies of the time with parlor palms sprucing up the, well, parlor. They adapt well to low light and humidity and they’re on the list of NASA’s 50 Plants That Clean the Air. And face it, they are breezy and fancy and who wouldn’t want one in their living room in a large ceramic pot.

Greener Home - Adding Plants and TreesNorfolk Pine

If you want a touch of Christmas in your home year round, what about a Norfolk Pine? They’re essentially baby Christmas trees that love bright light and moist soil. At Christmas time you can decorate them with little bows or fairy lights, but they make a great addition to any room year round and making it a greener home.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

If you like big bold statements then you will want a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in your living room. These trees have large sculptured leaves that gives the air of the tropics without being weepy or wispy. Greener home is the way to go ahead. These trees love light but do not like drafts so keep them away from windows and doors and you’re good to go.


The Ficus is perhaps one of the most popular indoor tree there is, heck, they even make a fake version that you just dust once in a while and forget about. The real version actually is a weeping fig tree if you want to get technical, and they come in different textures and heights so they’re perfect for any room, any where.

Majesty PalmGreener Home - Adding Plants and Trees

Do you love the tropics but live where there seems to be perpetual winter? Then what about adding some Majesty Palm to your home? They are fan shaped and have that tropical feel to them and best of all they are slow growing if they aren’t getting strong sunlight. Throw on the heat, watch the palm tree and pretend you’re on the beach, even if it is January and there is a blizzard waging outside.


If you like more of a desert type tree then the Yucca is for you. They have thick woody stems and pointy leaves that come in a variety of blue to blue green colours and have yellow, cream or white tones to them too.

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