Houseplant Care Instructions for Indoor Trees

Houseplant Care Instructions for Indoor Trees

Sep 07, 2023Anna Johnston

Indoor Trees is a plant category on the Jungle & Loom Plant Care Card that includes plants like:  Varieties of Dracaena, Ficus, Pachira (Money Tree) Palm, Raphis, Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise), and Schefflera 

These plants typically come in larger nursery pot sizes (10"-14") so their soil density is significantly more than plants in smaller nursery pots.  This means means it will take them longer to dry out, so typically longer periods of time can pass between waterings.  

Another important thing to keep in mind about plants in the Indoor Tree family is that many tend to have large leaf surface area, which means that they will need to be dusted/cleaned every one to three months to maximize their photosynthesis and potential growth. 


Light for your Indoor Trees:  

  • Medium to bright indirect light, which means they can see the sky but not the sun for most of the day.  
  • Dappled direct sun is ok for plants in the Indoor Tree family.
  • Dracaena varieties will tolerate low light, but lower light will mean they grow more slowly.  


Water for your Indoor Trees:  

  • For plants in 4" and 6" pots - Water when top 2-3 inches of the soil is completely dry.  
  • For plants in 8", 10", 12" and 14" pots - Water when the top 3-5 inches of the soil is completely dry.  
  • Some plants in this family very drought tolerant, like the Dracaena varietal and the Bird of Paradise plant.  Err on the side of under watering for these plants.  

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