What are the different types of palm plants?

Palms/Lower classifications

Which palm is best for indoors?

As the name suggests, the parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) is one of the easiest palms to grow indoors. It grows in average indoor light (or even artificial light) and typical room temperatures. And it requires no pruning other than an occasional tidying of dead branches.

What is the easiest palm to care for?

Kentia Palm

It’s shade tolerant, cold tolerant, and won’t outgrow most spaces. It’s typically sold in clumps of three or more plants to give it a bushy appearance. Once established, it requires very little care making it one of the most low-maintenance and easy-to-grow tropical plants.

How do I know what kind of palm plant I have?

Identifying species of palm trees is usually done by the distinctive shape of the palm fronds (leaves). Generally, leaves of palm trees are either pinnate (feather-like leaves) or palmate (fan-like fronds). Another way to identify the type of palm tree is by the trunk shape.

How often do I water indoor palm?

A new indoor Palm Tree should be watered every day in its first week. Next, move to every other day in its second week. Then settle for 3 times a week on the third. Once your indoor Palm Tree is completely settled, water it 2-3 times per week, or when the top 1-2 inches of the soil is completely dry.

Do palms like small pots?

If you want to grow them, they need super large pots that, with soil, are heavy and won’t blow over. Also, if you are container growing for inside the house, remember that some species don’t do well indoors. This would include such plants as the King Palm, Shaving Brush Palm and the Royal Palm.

Do palm plants need a lot of sun?

Avoid direct sun.

Full, direct sunlight can burn the leaves of your palm and cause curling or brown leaf tips. Keep your palm in partial shade or in an area indoors that receives indirect sunlight.

Why is my indoor palm dying?

The reason for a dying indoor palm tree is usually because of low humidity, dry soil and high temperatures which cause the leaves to turn brown with a drooping, dying appearance. Indoor palm trees are tropical plants that need humid conditions, evenly moist soil and temperatures between 65ºF and 75ºF to stay alive.

Do palms do well indoors?

Most palms will do well indoors if you can provide them with bright, indirect light and keep the soil in their containers moist most of the time. Ensure there is some humidity in the air, and keep the palm away from cold drafts and blasts of dry, conditioned air.

Can you keep palm trees indoors?

Palm trees make excellent houseplants; they are easy to care for, are pest resistant, and come in many varieties. Indoor palms enjoy light fertilization, frequent watering, and lots of bright, indirect light, and generally prefer a medium to high humidity level. Misting palm leaves is helpful.

Do palms do well in low light?

In my experience, the best indoor palms for low light are lady palm, parlor palm, and bamboo palm (in that order). Next would be kentia palm, cat palm, and sago palm (in that order). These last three tolerate low light, but they might not thrive as well as the others.

Are palms good house plants?

Palms make excellent houseplants because they are very tolerant of neglect, but they will grow their best when given the proper indoor palm plant care. These easy care indoor plants are perfect for most homeowners because they don’t like a lot of light, and will easily adapt to growing indoors.

Why do indoor palms turn brown?

The reason for indoor palm tree leaf tips turning brown is because of low humidity and underwatering. Indoor palm trees require the soil to be evenly and consistently moist and prefer high humidity. Low humidity saps moisture from the leaves quicker then the roots can draw up water causing the leaf tips to turn brown.

What is the cleanest palm tree?

Kentia Palms have deep-green fronds that arch out from the crown, creating a tropical canopy. This variety of palm is very adaptable to a range of soil conditions and they are some of the cleanest palm trees, requiring little pruning.

Why do palms turn brown?

Indoor palms are extremely sensitive to chemicals in the tap water and should be watered after the water sits for 24 hours. Browning of the leaves could also be caused by underwatering (also caused by the roots being pot bound), overwatering, root rot and fertilizer buildup.

Should I cut the brown tips off my palm tree?

Check to see if green fronds are growing out of the palm tree. If any are growing, do not cut off the brown palm leaves. Leave them to wither and fall off on their own. However, if no new fronds are growing yet, you notice the fronds turning brown; you should cut off the brown part.