Why not choose a tree to decorate for Christmas and to use as a foliage plant either indoors or
out for years to come? The traditional fir doesn’t grow well in a container, but dwarf
varieties of spruce and cedar, or even a small English holly are excellent substitutes. A
popular indoor pine is the Norfolk Island, which lends itself well to decoration. These trees
can be grown in a tub or large pot for a few years before transplanting to a permanent outdoor
location. The Norfolk Island pine can remain indoors indefinitely.
Trees perform best in full or indirect sunlight near a south window and require a lot of water,
particularly in a dry, warm house.