Growing a eucalyptus plant indoors requires using a container that is around 2-feet in diameter, and placing the new plant in the sun for several hours per day. Outside, eucalyptus plants can grow to over 75 feet tall, but they can be planted inside.
Indoor eucalyptus plants don't grow nearly as large as their outdoor counterparts. However, without plenty of bright light, these plants struggle to survive indoors.
- Find a container
- Add the soil
- Add the plant
- Place the container in a bright location
- Water daily
- Prune regularly
- Use a low-phosphorous fertilizer
Find a large container that is around 2 feet in diameter. . Half a whiskey barrel works well for this purpose.
Fill the container about halfway with quality potting soil and water thoroughly.
Plant the eucalyptus plant in the soil, making sure to place the root ball about 1 inch below the top edge of the container. Fill in with soil and pat the soil down, and then water once again.
Place the eucalyptus tree in a bright location usually a south-facing window. Those lacking a bright window may choose to place the plant outside during the day and bring it in at night.
Eucalyptus plants do not tolerate dry soil, so water this plant every day. If the tree wilts, it needs water.
Prune the eucalyptus plant regularly to keep it at a manageable size. Cut off the main branch at the top.
Once a month, use a slow-release fertilizer. Be sure it has a low phosphorous content.