Thinking about types of indoor palm trees for your home? We know the best ones, the ones you could try out, and how they're successful.
We love palm trees, but fortunately live where palm trees grow. So ours grow in the neighborhood all around town, and grow around our backyard.
Yet some people love to decorate their indoors with potted palms. I've never done that myself, as I haven't personally had much success with indoor plants. My semi-green thumb only extends into my outdoor yard. Even there, I source much advice from our local University's agricultural department!
But We're Always Palm Tree Involved! Studying & learning palm trees. The best types of indoor palm trees, as well as those for outdoors. And tons of other fun things about palm trees, too. As we love having a good time with palm tree subjects!
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Typically you want to think of indoor types of palm trees as being a size you can put in a planter. And that size should be suitable for being indoors. That fits your particular living space.
A small palm tree is considered to grow a maximum of 20 feet tall. But not all are suitable as Palm Trees in Pots for growing indoors. There are some other considerations:
There are palm trees that fit this category in a bad way! Even though they're small palms. So of course, we won't go there!!
After all, buying palm trees is an investment. You can optimally think a well-cared-for indoor palm tree will live for ten years. Who knows! Maybe even more.
We'll show you suggested types of indoor palms that are suitable for potting. How they'll do inside, what care these potted palms need, their size, and any other tips. All you should need for care and for help with Indoor Palm Plant Identification.
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The Kentia Palm's scientific name is Howea forsteriana. Also called Sentry Palm.
It's quite popular as a potted palm tree. Known to easily be long lived & tolerate indoor conditions. It doesn't like lots of sunlight making it quite suitable for indoors!
Chamaedorea elegans is also called Neanthe Bella. Widely used for potting. Nice to bring inside the home because of its small size. Popular for tabletop displays or windowsill gardens.
It's quite dependable. Essentially a Low Maintenance Palm Tree type for indoors.
Commonly referred to as the Robellini Palm. But Robellini Palm Trees are probably most well-known as Pygmy Date Palm. Scientific name is Phoenix roebelenii.
Named for Roebelin, a German orchid aficiando, who collected of this species of palm. A very popular type of indoor palm tree.
Also nice specimen for planting in Landscaping Around Taller Palms.
This type of indoor palm tree averages about 8 feet tall, maximum. The fiber-matted trunk gets wider towards its top.
Robellini palm trees form a nicely full rounded crown. Give it proper light, or it's fronds will thin out.
Sometimes for sale as a double-potted specimen. As to imitate its clustering growth for the wild form. It makes a gorgeous appearance for the home, planted this way!
Newly budding pinnate leaves appear grayish-green, turning a glowy dark green when mature. Thin leaflets about 10" long, spiny at lower ends. All along stem, averaging 4' long.
FLOWERS & FRUIT
Inflorescences rise from protective spathes. Branches of tiny, very pale creamy yellow flowers. Fruits are small, oval & black.
It needs decent light, so get it by a western or southern window. Or minimally one with a large eastern view. Without good light, leaf production decreases. Even to the point of death!
Don't overfertilize soil. Remember that indoor growth is very slow. Robellini palm always grows slowly, even in the wild. Adjust feed accordingly. Watering should only just allow the soil to dry. That's the time to water again.
Dypsis lutescens has a stylish look. Among the most beautiful Types of Indoor Palm Plants. AKA Butterfly Palm, Yellow Bamboo Palm & Golden Cane Palm.
The Areca Palm gives instant tropical feel to any room! You'll have an impressive talking point with guests, when viewing this tall feature in your dining room corner. Or use it as a backdrop to furniture.
SIZING FOR THIS TYPE OF INDOOR PALM TREE
ARECA PALM CARE
Also been called Bamboo Palm (as have many more!!). Rhapis excelsa is compact, with multiple slender trunk stems.
Its reputation for indoor success makes them perfect for beginners! Great low-maintenance palm that's a survivor!
You'll love adding their exotic charm to any interior.
The Chamaedorea genus has around 100 palm species.
All with pinnate fronds. Native to Mexico & Central America. Growing in mountainous rain forests. Therefore many normally don't require full sun. In fact don't want it!
We'll show you species most suited as potted types of indoor palm trees.
This Cataract Palm is a water lover. For in its natural state you'd find it along rivers & streams. Also called: Cat Palm (for short!) & Cascade Palm.
As in the above pic, the trunk tends to grow below the soil, or just above. But it's there!
Called the Bamboo Palm, because its multiple trunks seem like a miniature grove of bamboo stalks. Now reclassified as a variable of C. seifrizii, Reviewed Below.
MANAGE TO IMITATE ITS NATIVE RAINFOREST
The Hardy Bamboo Palm is well named!
Because it's a nice small sized palm. And cold-hardy palm, so you give it some outdoor time. The ideal Chamaedorea type of indoor palm tree, for its native scrubby foothills environment.
A most ideal type of indoor palm tree to go with!
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As an outdoor palm tree, Cover Palm is the most cold-tolerant of the genus. As a solitary, best use is groupings.
Native to oak forests of NE Mexican mountains. Several forms available.
No, not related to the American heavy metal band!☺️ Which was newly formed in 1981.
In fact, C.metallica was accepted by the Royal Botanic Gardens as of 1966, and scientifically named earlier.
Also called Fishtail Palm, Metallic Palm & Miniature Fishtail Palm. With much popularity among collectors, now rare in endemic south Mexican rainforests. Also encroachment from coffee farms, timber & rock quarry corporations, eliminating its environment.
It is a beauty!
CARE FOR IT