Fruit Trees in a Mini Version to Decorate Your Home
Did you know that fruit trees can be grown in pots? Although not all species are susceptible to it, there are plenty with which you can decorate your terrace, garden, or patio and, incidentally, give your exterior a treat.
We’ll tell you which are the easiest trees to grow and how you can do it. It’s about time you released the gardener in you, don’t you think?
What fruit trees can be grown in pots?
If you like fruit, we invite you not only to eat it but also to use it to bring a little joy to your home. How? In the shape of small trees full of color and flavor. To do this, you must know about the ones that you can easily grow in pots.
- Lemon trees: from now on, you’ll never lack vitamin C. In addition, you can make delicious lemonade whenever you want.
- Orange trees: like the lemon tree, orange trees adapt well to pots.
- Pear trees: they need a lot of sunshine and should be protected from the wind and frost.
- Apple trees: all types of apples that exist can grow in a pot. Feel free to include this healthy fruit to decorate your terrace.
- Peach trees: if you want to enjoy this juicy fruit during the summer months, we’ve got good news for you: they grow great in pots!
- Cherry: these need a mild, humid climate, although only a little water. They’re beautiful trees with which to decorate a patio.
- Banana: if you want to give tropical style to your terrace, don’t hesitate to grow your own bananas. Although this is technically a plant and not a tree, it’s still a beautiful addition to any exterior. Of course, it also requires sunshine and water.
This is how fruit trees are planted in pots
You can’t plant a fruit tree at just any time of the year. Wait for the cold weather to begin to drop, during the last weeks of February and the first weeks of March
However, each tree has its own preferences. While a cherry tree will bear more fruit if you plant it in March, lemons need warmer weather, so the longer you wait, the better.
On the other hand, the pots are also an important aspect to take into account. You should pay special attention to the types of pots that exist. The clay ones are more porous and retain moisture well, which makes them exceptional for this type of crop and their weight will prevent them from tipping over. Take care to choose a wide and deep pot so that roots can grow.
Fruit trees and their care requirements
Trees love humidity; in fact, they need constant watering, but we must avoid puddles of water. In this sense, it’s also advisable to choose water without lime to irrigate them or, better yet, rainwater. It’s important that there is good drainage too. This can be achieved by placing a sizeable layer of gravel in the pot.
Pests associated with fruit trees
During the hotter months, fruit trees are prone to pests, as is the case with other plants. The most common are the whitefly, the mealybug, and the aphid. There are natural insecticides that work wonders.
The substrate also matters
The soil that you’re going to use is also essential so that they grow into healthy and beautiful fruit trees. They need fertile soil, although there are specific substrates that means you can create your own mix. Use a base of black peat with perlite and add ten percent of worm humus, with this you will have all the necessary nutrients to produce delicious fruits.
Now you can place your fruit trees wherever you want. Take care that the sunlight reaches them so that their fruits are tasty and full of vitamins.
Remember, they’ll not grow to the same size as if they were in the ground, but the mini-version will be just as beautiful. And, if you take care of them, their fruits will be abundant.