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.
Do palms make good indoor 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.
Do palms like small pots?
Smaller pots help limit the size of your palm. Before you move your tree to a bigger pot, figure out the mature height of the palm and determine how tall you want your palm to grow. Extra room in the pot allows a palm to grow thicker and taller, but may make it difficult to manage.
How can I make my indoor palm tree grow faster?
- Create a micro-environment for your palm trees to enhance faster growth.
- Place the trees in a warm location.
- Increase the rate of growth for your palm trees by providing extra nutrients and carbon dioxide.
- Blend into the soil around the palm trees a specialized palm fertilizer, available at most garden supply stores.
Why is my indoor palm turning yellow?
Low humidity and dry soil cause frond leaflets to brown on their edges, later followed by entire yellowing. Misting the leaves or fronds often can increase the humidity. Alternating between bone dry and wet soil from ill-timed waterings can create stress and cause the Palm to have yellow fronds and eventually die.
Can palm trees grow in pots?
Palms grown in containers should also be protected or brought under cover for the winter. Where containers are left outdoors, ensure the pot is bubble-wrapped to prevent frost damage to the roots.