Ficus bonsai thrive as indoor bonsai trees because of the humidity and temperature that they are used to having in their natural habitat. This tree has many variations that are suitable for bonsai due to their compact nature and scalable leaves. Ficus are known for having shiny, waxy leaves and an attractive trunk. These miniature trees grow faster than most other suitable bonsai trees, making them perfect for beginners and intermediate growers alike!
Fukien Tea Bonsai
Fukien Tea bonsai are evergreen trees that are naturally grown in southeastern China. This species is extremely popular as an indoor bonsai tree because of the shiny leaves, split bark appearance, red berries, and small white flowers it displays throughout the growing season. These trees begin to look mature and weathered at a young age. For this reason, Fukien Tea trees make for some of the most amazing and prestigious specimen indoor bonsai.
Chinese Elm Bonsai
Chinese Elm trees are one of the true “miniature trees” that we use in bonsai. They are perfect for use in bonsai because of the small leaves and large branches and trunk. These trees are great for beginner bonsai growers because they are very forgiving, can be grown in any amount of light, and can be grown as an indoor bonsai tree or as outdoor bonsai.
Azalea bonsai are sought after for the gorgeous blooms they produce. This tree produces large flowers throughout spring, partnered with minute leaves. These two qualities make them ideal candidates for an indoor bonsai tree. They can be grown indoors or outdoors as long as temperatures don’t drop below 9 degrees. Azalea bonsai can be grown in any well-lit location, making them a prime candidate for almost any window in your house.
Jade bonsai are perfect for beginners because they need less watering and can grow anywhere warm with full sun. These trees prefer to almost dry out between watering so they can make use of the water that they store in their leaves. Varieties of this tree can display striking white flowers and red-tipped leaves. This tree grows slow and compact, making it the perfect choice for growth as an indoor bonsai tree.
Serissa, or “snow rose”, bonsai are well known for the large amount of small white flowers that they produce year round. They can also be trained to have air roots and be used in root over rock formations rather easily. This tree requires plenty of humidity and is best for intermediate bonsai growers. Any change in environment will cause this tree to lose all its leaves and re-grow them. Serissa bonsai are some of the most beautiful bonsai trees in the world.