Indoor palm trees types. Types of palms that perform best as exotic house plants. Also, palm-like indoor trees you can raise as unusual, easy house plants.
The indoor palms listed below will bring the atmosphere of the tropics into your home.
Not every palm will make the best house plant. Some don't like growing in containers. Some grow so quickly that they would need constant repotting and would soon be bumping into the ceiling. Some palms need such intense light that they could only be grown indoors as a green house plant.
These are the most "user friendly" palm tree types for growing as indoor house plants.
The highlighted headlines below will take you to pages containing in-depth growing information and pictures of each plant.
The fan-shaped leaves of the Rhapis excelsapalm are divided into 7-10 finger-like segments. This southern China native will lend an Asian air to any environment in which it is grown.
Lady Palms are unsurpassed for indoor longevity. There are variegated Rhapis varieties which are especially striking.
The variegated Rhapis palm will require a bit more light than the plain green types.
All the Japanese Rhapis palms make delightful indoor potted plants. Besides R. excelsa, there is also Rhapis laosensis, humilis, chiyodazuru and multifida.
The lady palm tree is very slow growing (1-2 new leaves per year)so buy the size you want in the first place.
It is a good air cleaning house plant.
The Phoenix roebelenii palm is one of the most feminine palm trees you will ever see. Its lush dark green fronds are more delicate than those of most other palms and they grow in a graceful arching habit.
This is one of the easiest to care for indoor palm trees.
This is also called Manila palm or royal dwarf palm because of its close resemblance to the royal palm tree.
Mediterranean fan palms (a.k.a. European fan palms) are compact clump forming palms that can slowly reach a height of 15 feet.
Chamaerops humilis looks dramatic in a container and is rugged enough to do well as an indoor palm tree.
The link above will take you to a page which lays out all the details of caring for different types of indoor palm trees.
The 5 most important tips for growing potted palm trees are these:
Aloe trees require bright light.
The following types of indoor plants trees are palm lookalikes. These tall, easy, popular house plants are simpler to maintain than most indoor palm plants.
Also, some of the taller yucca plants are palm-like in appearance. These are often called yucca palm trees or simply yucca trees.
Beaucarnea Recurvata has many aliases: bottle palm, elephant’s foot palm,nolina, monja...
The funny thing is that it’s not a palm at all. It’s a caudiciform.
The following Dracaena plants are often referred to as Dracaena palms because of their tall growth habit and strap-shaped leaves:
Dracaena deremensis encompasses several attractive plants. The most well known of the group is the cultivar 'Janet Craig'.
Its 4 inch wide, dark green leaves can reach a length of 18 inches. This gives mature plants a palm-like appearance.
The tropical banana plant is so palm-like it is often referred to as a banana palm.
It will grow well indoors in a brightly lit location. Given enough food and water it might even fruit!
The sago's rough brown trunk and tuft of dark green fronds have deceived many people into thinking it is a palm tree. It really isn't. It's a cycad.
Use caution when growing a sago as an indoor palm tree if you have pets or small children who like to nibble on strange things.
Sago palms are toxic to dogs, cats, horses and people. Do not ingest any part of this plant.
These are top quality, hard-to-find large trees. There are other sizes available in addition to the ones shown here. If you see a tree you like but you want a different size, click through to the sales page where you will have a choice of sizes.
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