You’ve filled your garden with flowers and even grown a few veggies, and you love, love, love your houseplants. But what about something a little more fun, like fruit trees? Many types of fruit trees—though not all—grow well indoors. Sure, they’re a little more effort than, say, succulents. (They’re especially picky about light and water.) But indoor fruit trees are a thing, and yes, they can be your thing.
“Many types of fruit trees, such as citrus trees, will grow well indoors if you give them at least four hours of direct sunlight,” says Danny Trejo, founder of Via Citrus, a citrus tree grower in Florida. “But the more direct sunlight you give them, the better they do.” Six to eight hours is ideal. In most cases, that means you’ll need to supplement natural light by using a grow light.