Indoor Palm Trees – Add a Touch of the Tropics

Indoor palm trees add a touch of the tropics to your home or office space.

Palm tree house plants provide a variety of benefits – they add exotic style to your interior decor, purify the air you breath, and create a cool, relaxing atmosphere.

With proper placement, attention, and care, indoor palms will thrive and flourish in your home or office.

Tips for Selecting the Best Indoor Palm Trees

The palm trees you choose will depend on the climate of you home or office, as well as your decorating style. They come in a variety of shape and sizes.

Making the best choice will ensure your palms grow and prosper.

  • Plant requirements should match the conditions in yourIndoor Palm Trees home. The most important requirements to keep in mind include lighting, temperature, and humidity.
  • Your lifestyle should allow for proper palm tree care.  If your palm requires a lot of watering, you, or someone trustworthy will need to check the soil often.
Consider a silk palm tree if you want the tropical look without the maintenance requirements.
  • Indoor palms come in a variety of sizes and styles. Be sure to choose a size and style that complements your interior décor.
  • Palms should look sturdy, clean, and healthy. Unhealthy signs include yellow leaves, wilted foliage, and spindly growth. Thoroughly check plants for signs of insects and disease.
  • Consider buying palm trees online. You have access to multiple suppliers that offer a large selection of palms. Local nurseries and garden centers can only afford to stock a limited amount of choices during specific times of the year (usually spring and summer).

Indoor Palm Trees – What are Your Options?

There are a variety of palms available that are suitable for your home or office. Review the list of palm trees below for options to consider.

Types of Indoor Palms

Indoor Areca Palm
The Areca Palm Tree, also known as Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, reaches 6 to 7 feet tall when grown indoors.

Feather-like fronds fan out from yellow-orange stalks.

Place in indirect, medium to high lighting.
Indoor Bamboo Palm
The Bamboo Palm Tree, also known as Chamaedorea erumpens, reaches 4 to 12 feet in height.

Lacy fronds droop from bamboo-like canes.

Bamboo Palms thrive in shady interior locations.
Indoor Kentia Palm Tree
Kentia Palm Trees (Howea forsteriana) have slender green trunks with crowns of drooping dark green fronds.

These palm trees prefer bright, indirect light. A kentia palm tree adds graceful tropical beauty indoors as an exotic house plant, as well as outdoors in the garden or landscape.
Indoor Lady Palm Tree
Lady Palm Trees (Rhapis excelsa) range from large to small. Dark green, fan-shaped leaves top bamboo-like stalks.

A lady palm tree adds tropical beauty indoors as an exotic house plant, as well as outdoors in the garden or landscape.
Indoor Parlor Palm Tree
Parlor Palm Trees (Chamaedorea elegans) – Pale green and single-stemmed, this indoor palm looks best when several stems are potted in a single container.

The Parlor Palm thrives in moderate to bright light and high humidity.

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