Known for their impressive canopies of slender leaves, the palm is a tall houseplant that brings a tropical feel into the home. These tree like plants are pretty simple to look after, and need little watering to create impressive displays.

How to care for your indoor Palm Tree

The palm is one of the more abundant genus out there with around 2,600 discovered. Most of these are tropical or subtropical in origin. Distinctive for their large evergreen leaves which often sport large fronds, these plants are great for displaying around the home or office.

Specific palm plant care will vary from species to species, but in general they love bright, indirect light, but can tolerate some low level lighting. As tropical houseplants, Palms don't really like draughts so factor this in when choosing where to put your plant.

What soil is best for a palm tree?

You want a ,loose, porous and well draining potting mix for you palm. A combination of pear moss, leaf mould and shredded bark would be an ideal combination if you want to make your own potting mix for your palm, but all-purpose potting mix will do fine, but may need fertilizing a bit more often.

How to water an indoor palm tree?

Palms hate being water logged, and having good drainage is key to a happy tree. If the root ball is left in too much water it will develop root rot or die. You should water lightly only once the top few inches of the soil are dry. You will always get better results from under watering than overwatering . You will know if you are not watering enough if the leaves begin to droop.

When should I repot my Palm?

Palms often have shallow root systems so should only be repotted when completely root bound. If you want to keep your palm at the size it is , then you don't need to repot, but do keep an eye on the water levels in the soil.

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