Are all tropicals suitable for indoor growing?

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Brazilian Rain Tree, Ficus (any) , Parrot's Beak, Portulacaria afra, Bougainvillea, schefflera, African honeysuckle.tropical mimosa.
Besides lighting there are other things to consider when growing indoors, , air circulation, humidifiers, air deflectors for your vents to mention a few.

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Brazilian Rain Tree, Ficus (any) , Parrot's Beak, Portulacaria afra, Bougainvillea, schefflera, African honeysuckle.tropical mimosa.
Besides lighting there are other things to consider when growing indoors, , air circulation, humidifiers, air deflectors for your vents to mention a few.

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Oh don't know how I forgot about Natal Plum! They love it!
 
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I love the Tamarind tree, it is quickly growing and looks great. For who knows what reasons, I rarely see people growing it.

Right now there are 5 seedlings in my room, grown from seed and doing okish. I cannot increase the humidity level to more than 35-40% with a 200 euro humidifier that is functioning almost non stop. Heating is closed but the room is pretty large - 35 sqm - and the setup is in one corner.

Another reason for which the seedlings are not in the perfect shape is because of the soil substrate, it is a cheap bonsai substrate which hardens after watering. I will repot soon with an anorganic mix of akadama and pumice. What do you think?

Ventilation is another issue. Air conditioning is working for 5 hours per day, only ventilating the room.
 

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On our side, Vladimir,

the tamarind is a full sun, and thirsty tree, likes a breeze.
Look to the East Indies for examples.
Mostly examples of trees once used for firewood.

Generally, formal, or informal or leaning tree.

Enjoys being fed on it's own leaf compost, acid soil.

Bark goes through three stages, the furrowed bark is the second stage,
the mature bark flakes.
Tree has a special feature of lifting and swelling the base, no exposed roots

Try 8 parts inorganic 5 mm, to 2 parts compost or peatmoss or when you get
enough tamarind leaves, tamarind leaf mold.
Avoid if possible soft inorganics and clay types.

Can be 2.5 cm high up to 1 m.
Good Luck
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What would be the minimum zone be to be considered "tropical?"
 

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@Ironbeaver ,

it is supposed to be where the temperature does not fall below 55 deg.F

With the Tamarind which is supposed to have come from North Africa, possibly
zone 10.

In Trinidad if the Tamarind grows near the beach, a temperature of just 68 to 66 deg.F
will kill the seedlings.
We lost two trees from seed, that came from a beach zone.
At first we were confused as the other trees where just fine. Then we checked the
records and noted both trees were from Guayaguayare, beach zone,
Good Day
Anthony
 

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