If you are looking to add a lot of colour and texture to a corner of your home, or you simply love citrus in the morning, tropical trees are an excellent addition. Citrus trees, such as lemon, lime, and even orange trees, can easily be grown indoors and you don’t need to be an expert gardener to grow them. Whether you are a master gardener or you are just beginning to learn, here are several things you need to know about growing citrus trees indoors.
1. Choose the Right Container
When growing tropical trees for indoors, the container you choose is vital. You want a planter pot that is fairly large and can handle the larger tree roots. Additionally, it must provide ample drainage. When the drainage is poor or it is clogged, the roots of the plant may sit in water, drowning the plant. And while these things are important, you can still choose a plant pot that is full of colour, design, and style for your indoor living spaces. Visit your local TERRA Greenhouse location to browse their wide selection of planter pots and containers for tropical trees and houseplants.
2. Place in Direct Sunlight
When you place a citrus tree in your home, place it in an area that receives direct sunlight. Many of these tropical trees desire direct sunlight for several hours each day. Placing the plant in front of large windows is ideal and will help the plant prosper. Before you place your citrus tree, make sure the area receives enough direct sunlight.
3. Pick Your Soil Wisely
To increase your chance of having an abundant supply of citrus and to ensure your tropical trees look stunning, colourful, and gorgeous, you must choose the right soil for your container. You want to consider soil that is best for pots and containers. This type of soil has the right type of nutrients and minerals to help tropical trees and houseplants thrive.
4. Water Your Tropical Trees for Indoors Often
Many tropical plants prefer moist, well-watered soil. This means you need to be diligent in watering your citrus trees. But, you don’t want the soil to be soggy as this will cause dry rot and hinder the growth of your plants. Also, consider placing a humidifier near your tropical plants as most prefer humid environments. Increasing the humidity in your home can be difficult to achieve, particularly during the cold Canadian winters and a humidifier can work wonderfully.
If you are ready to grow citrus trees indoors, visit your local TERRA Greenhouse location. You can browse their wide selection of inventory and gardening supplies. And, you can receive expert growing advice to help your tropical trees flourish.