Indoor Trees You Can Use With A Bios Urn

We often receive many emails from individuals all over the world, who love the idea of the Bios Urn but would prefer to have an indoor tree due to land restrictions, or because they live in temporary locations. Not only do indoor trees look beautiful and add a touch of color to any space they are placed in, they aslo help purify the air and create both nighttime and daytime oxygen! We’ve compiled a list of beautiful indoor tree options which can be used with a Bios Urn, in either a planter or in the Bios Incube.
Here are some tree options that would fare the best for indoor use:

Fiddle-Leaf Fig

  • Overview: This beautiful indoor tree has large forest green leaves, which form the shape of a fiddle! They can grow to be up to 10ft tall.
  • Care required: The Fiddle-Leaf fig tree likes to stay in temperatures between 65-75 fahrenheit. They also enjoy healthy doses of light, but indirect light is best! Water when the top surface of the soil begins to feel dry. These trees are beautiful, but should be avoided if you have cats or dogs in the house.

Rubber Tree

  • Overview: The Rubber tree is easy-to-grow and care for, and can grow to a height of nearly 8 ft.
  • Care required: Keep this tree watered and moist, but avoid overwatering as it can cause the leaves to change color. They enjoy a room with temperatures between 60-75 degrees, and medium light.These trees are beautiful, but should be avoided if you have cats or dogs in the house.

Areca Palm

  • Overview: This pretty palm is a beautiful pop of color to any room. It can grow to about 7ft, or it can stay small if you decide to keep it contained in a smaller container or planter.
  • Care required: The areca palm tends to prefer indirect sunlight, and fairly drier soil levels. Generally it is good to alternate watering every other week. Safe to use if you have pets.

Norfolk Island Pine

  • Overview: The Norfolk Island Pine is a wonderful tree. In nature, they can grow up to 90-100 feet! When planted in a planter they generally grow up to 8-9 feet
  • Care required: The Norfolk Pine requires some basic care. They do not like dry air or extreme heat, so it´s best to keep them moist. You can mist them over summer or during hot period. They tend to prefer bright but indirect sunlight. These trees are beautiful, but should be avoided if you have cats or dogs in the house.


  • Overview: These unique indoor plants require very little attention. These species range from short to tall, so it´s best to choose the one that meets your needs.
  • Care required: Generally, they require relatively little care. They do not need to be watered often, and tend to do best in indirect light. Make sure to water them before the soil dries out too much

Most of the trees or plants listed in this post can be acquired from a local nursery. Below are some other options not listed here which also work as well. Please be sure to check if they are compatible with your household, if you have pets living in them.

      • – Yucca tree
      • – Parlor Palm
      • – Madagascar Dragon Tree
      • – Ficus Tree
      • – Dracaena Anita
      • – Fishtail Palm
      • – Pachira Aquatica
      • – Lemon tree
      • – Diffenbachia
      • – Sakura tree

For planting instructions on how to use the Bios Urn with any of these trees, simply follow these instructions here.

All of these trees can be used with a Bios Urn and Bios Incube, our newest project and product. The Bios Incube and Bios Urn can also be used to grow outdoor trees, and assist in overall tree growth. Once an outdoor tree reaches adequate size and growth, it can be easily transplanted to its ultimate location in nature.

Would you prefer to use an indoor tree, or an outdoor tree? If you have any questions, suggestions, or overall comments – please drop them below! If you need help with any of these trees, feel free to message us

Indoor plants by The Sill Nyc

Indoor trees you can grow in your home, using a Bios Urn. Trees and photos by the sill.

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  1. Darlene says

    I would like this for my husband and my daughter, but I live where there is very little to no sunlight . what would you recommend, it has to be animal friendly, I have a cat

    • Bios Urn says

      Hi Sherrie,

      Yes! There are some species which can be planted in both, such as the Sakura tree, Zelkova Serrata, and a few others. Where do you live? We can help you with some options.

    • Bios Urn says

      Hi Charles, that´s a great question. We do not have experience with military plots, but if normal urns can be buried, we don´t see why Bios urns couldn´t be as well.
      With that said, we would be more than happy to call and inquire with any you have in mind.

  2. Robert says

    I have pre-ordered the BIOS Incube and love the Sakura tree. Can you please advise on a Sakura tree seeds and to grow inside

  3. Linda says

    I have already purchased 2- Bios-urn We live in Pennsylvania, What do you suggest for an indoor/outdoor plant/tree , something that could bloom. Do you suggest the Cube for this process? Outdoor planting opportunity for us is unsure.

    • Bios Urn says

      Hi Linda!
      The Bios Urn can be planted in the Bios Incube, or can be planted in a normal planter as well – both work perfectly fine! You can keep the tree in the Bios Incube or in a normal planter, but we do recommend choosing a tree which is good for indoor use (either an indoor species, or a tree that does well in planters)
      We just sent you an email with some options.

  4. Jerry says

    I have already purchased a bios incube and bio urn for my daddy’s passing. I’m not sure that the trees you have listed here are something my family likes. Can you recommend any other tree species that are suitable for the bios incube?

    • Bios Urn says

      Hi Jerry!

      If you intend on keeping the tree inside of the Incube, we recommend using either a Dwarf species, or a species which does well in planters, such as the Japanese Maple, or the Sakura Cherry Blossom tree.
      If you would like to replant the tree after 1-2 years, then any tree option will do just fine!

  5. Grace Polk says

    I just lost my cat last week and it has been very hard. We were together for over 10 years and I loved him dearly. I was going to purchase an urn for him, but came across this. I would like to do this in memory to a wonderful companion. I live in Nashville, Tennessee and would like an indoor, cat-friendly tree. Though, I do not have another cat at this time, I will eventually want another. What are my options?

  6. Xacquelina Bello says

    Hi, I have just received the ashes of my 2nd dog that passed away last week. I kept the ashes of my 1st dog as I want to plant an indoor tree with both their ashes so they can grow together (just like in life). Would you recommend purchasing an adult urn to allow for the weight of ashes?

    I would also like some recommendations for indoor trees which don’t require too much care (i don’t have a green thumb) and are suitable for pets as I do plan on getting another dog when I am ready. I live in the UK but am planning to move to Spain in the future so it would need to be adaptable to the temp. Thank you 😊

    • Bios Urn says

      Dear Xacqueline,

      Thank you for contacting us. We really appreciate your interest in Bios Urn®. We would like to extend ourselves to you, and offer our deepest condolences. We are so honoured that you have chosen to use a Bios Urn® for your beloved dogs, and plant them into a tree. How nice that they will be able to carry on growing together this way! Yes we would recommend getting a Bios Urn for humans instead of the pet version as the capacity is bigger. The Bios Urn® for humans has the capacity for 2.5 liters of ashes which more or less corresponds to the ashes of 1 person, but it can be used with any amount of ash under this amount. This should be sufficient. You can read the full planting instructions here:

      Regarding house plant ideas that don´t need much care, here are some recommendations that are safe for dogs:
      Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
      Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)
      Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierei,)
      Lace Flower Vine (Alsobia dianthiflora)
      Chocolate Soldier (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
      True ferns such as a Boston (Nephrolepis exaltata) and maidenhair (Adiantum) are fair game as indoor plants safe for pets. Just beware of toxic misnomers like asparagus fern.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else.
      Kind regards

  7. Brenda says

    I don’t own my house I only rent and don’t want to plant a tree out side where in a few years would have to leave behind what should I get?

    • Bios Urn says

      Dear Brenda. Thank you for reaching out.

      The Bios Urn® works with any kind of seed or seedling. Literally no exceptions! So all of the indoor plants mentioned in this article are options as well as any other plant, tree or flower that you would like. We always advise checking with a local gardening supplier or horticulturist for information on native tree species in your area. It is really important to choose a species of tree native to where you live since they are respectful of the environment and ensure better growth.

      We also recommend you check out our article about taking your tree with you when you move:
      Let us know if we can help with anything else.
      Warm regards

  8. Sarah says

    I have my sons ashes, and I would like to get one of these trees. Would it need a special kind of container or could it just be in any pot?

  9. Sarah says

    Also I would like the tree to be small and kept indoors as I rent and do not want to plant it outdoors. Any recommendations?

  10. Karly Caver says

    Hello, I have purchased a bio urn for my pet that has passed away. I am trying to find a relatively easy care plant for indoors. All the trees for indoors I have considered seem a little high maintenance so I was wondering if the plant White Bird of Paradise would work well with the urn. Thank you.

    • Bios Urn says

      Hello Karly.
      We are so honoured that you are considering using a Bios Urn® for your beloved pet, and plant him or her into a tree.
      Both the White Bird and the Paradise would work well with the urn. It is compatible with all tree and plant types, no exceptions! Just make sure you get a nice big planter as trees need space for their roots to grow 🙂
      Here are some other options for planting indoors and plants that require low maintenance:
      Let us know if we can help with anything else

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