Are you one of those who think they can’t grow a plastic plant? Worried you’ll invest in a plant only to have it wither under your care? There’s hope for you.
Live indoor palm trees are just the thing to give your home a fresh and modern look. And believe it or not, you too can grow them with ease.
Consider one of these types of indoor palm trees to bring a tropical zeal to your life.
1. Bamboo Palm
The Bamboo Palm or Dypsis lutescens is a popular indoor palm. It can thrive in low light, but will also grow even more quickly with bright light. At maturity, the plant can grow to between 4 and 12 feet. This palm likes a monthly fertilizer to keep its tropical lush look.
2. Cascade Palm
Chamaedorea cataractarum or Cascade Palm is a different type of grower than many palms. It grows its fronds in big clumps instead of from a central stem.
While it can grow well in low light, it does like a fair amount of water. It can really spread in width while growing in a pot. This will allow you to split it and have new plants from the original.
3. Chinese Fan Palm
Unlike its feathery-leaved counterpart, the Livistona chinensis grows from stems and produces star-shaped leaves. It prefers a brighter light. When the surface of the soil feels dry, it’s time for water. This plant produces a long tap root so choose a pot that provides plenty of depth for the root to grow.
4. Kentia Palm
The Kentia Palm is another great live indoor palm. Howea forsteriana gives a tropical look with arching palm fronds. It grows well in low light and a regular watering schedule.
Something to consider with this palm is to not give it too much space in its pot. This will slow its growth which is good to know as Kentia palm can be a prolific grower capable of reaching up to 15-20 feet indoors.
5. Lady Palm
The Rhapis excelsa, commonly known as the Lady Palm, is a vertical grower without spreading out to take up too much space. The fan-shaped leaves grow from woody stems. The Rhapis Palm can handle lower light. Place it near a window where it can get some filtered light to add a tropical feel to any room.
6. Parlor Palm
The Chamaedorea elegans or Parlor Palm is a great indoor grower. It needs only average light and temperature, not requiring the same level humidity as some other palms. This palm only needs minimal care with an occasional pruning of stray branches.
First originating from Central America, this is one of the most popular indoor palms growing in leafy bunches. The fronds are also popular to cut for arrangements, as they offer long-lasting qualities in arrangements.
7. Ponytail Palm
Imagine a plant in ponytail form. With a sturdy stalk, the leaves spray out giving it the impression it’s a ponytail flying in the wind. The trunk of this palm works like a water reservoir for the plant. This makes it quite drought resistant. The ponytail palm also grows best in bright light.
Consider One of These Types of Indoor Palm Trees for Your Home
There are so many types of indoor palm trees to choose from. Consider bringing some of the tropics into your home with one of these lush palms.
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