Indoor Palm Trees – Add a Touch of the Tropics
Indoor palm trees add a touch of the tropics to your home or office
Palm tree house plants provide a variety of benefits –
they add exotic style to your interior decor, purify the air you
and create a cool, relaxing atmosphere.
With proper placement, attention, and care, indoor palms will thrive
and flourish in your home or office.
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 your
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
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
- 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).
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
Types of Indoor Palms
The Areca Palm Tree, also known as Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, reaches 6
feet tall when grown indoors.
Feather-like fronds fan out from yellow-orange
Place in indirect, medium to high lighting.
The Bamboo Palm Tree, also known as Chamaedorea erumpens, reaches 4 to 12
feet in height.
Lacy fronds droop from bamboo-like
Bamboo Palms thrive in shady interior locations.
Kentia Palm Trees (Howea forsteriana) have slender
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
Lady Palm Trees (Rhapis excelsa) range from
to small. Dark green, fan-shaped leaves top bamboo-like
A lady palm tree adds tropical beauty
indoors as an exotic house plant, as well as outdoors in the garden or
Parlor Palm Trees (Chamaedorea elegans) – Pale green and single-stemmed,
indoor palm looks best when several stems are potted in a single
The Parlor Palm thrives in moderate to bright
light and high humidity.
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