Possible Indoor Trees

It is always better to keep bonsai outside. However, there are a small number of species that can tolerate the difficult growing conditions of a modern house.

Ficus Fig bonsai

Ficus/ Fig Bonsai

One of the most popular trees for indoor bonsai and beginners, the Ficus genus consists of over 800 different species of evergreen trees, shrubs and woody climbers

Myrtus communis Owner Andrea Albergo Pot Greg Ceramics Saulieu Bonsai Show 161016 2

Lagerstroemia/ Myrtle Bonsai

In summer Myrtles need to placed outside in a sunny position though they will tolerate a sunny position indoors.

Zelkova serrata Owner Alain de Wachter Pot Klika Saulieu Bonsai Show 161016

Zelkova/ Elm Bonsai

Zelkova serrata/Japanese Elms are often sold as indoor bonsai and as such are acclimatised to indoor growing conditions

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Carmona/Fukien Tea Bonsai

In temperate regions the Fukien Tea is not hardy and are considered indoor trees for much of the year. Though easily available at bonsai outlets, the Fukien Tea can be difficult to look after, particularly for beginners.

boxwood bonsai

Buxus species/ Box or Boxwood bonsai

Boxwood have many good characteristics that are useful for bonsai. Dark green leaves that reduce well, naturally short internodes and they can take hard pruning that prompts prolific back budding.