Home Grown Palm Trees

Palms are exotic plants and in each interior they bring in the scent of the Mediterranean…

Palms are highly valued decorative plants, and from a few thousand known species, there are about 20 types you can grow in your home.

The other types are not suited for growing in your home because they grow very large.

Kentia palm

It is surely one of the most attractive home grown palm’s. They call it the heavenly palm too because of the elegant leaves. They are big, spread out like feathers. The leaves of this palm are slightly bent down, with a dark green color. During the summer you can keep in a place with lots of shadows with often watering. If you don’t have much shadows, think about installing blinds. They can grow to 10 meters at old age.

Home Grown Palm Trees

Hamedora palm

Unlike other palms, it doesn’t need a lot of space as it grows to only 1 meter. It has a slim trunk, with light green leaves. The plant looks very interesting. You should care for it during the summer in room conditions.

Coconut palm

The coconut palm can grow up to 3-4 meters. This plant needs more space to grow. The impression of the plant is flamboyance and airiness, but although it is finely built, it is very resilient. During the summer you should care for it in room conditions.

Fenix palm

One of the most resilient types is the Fenix palm. The leaves are very resilient. It is of a rougher build and grows bigger and bulkier, with wider leaves. During the summer the palm should be taken care of in an open space, garden or balcony with a lot of light.

Hamerops palm

It has a strange beauty to it, and it is very vital. Beautiful leaves create a dense decorative scene above the strong trunk. In room conditions it can grow to 4-5 meters. During the summer you should take care of it outside with a lot of light. During the winter you need to secure 12-20 degrees Celsius, moderate sun exposure and watering to keep the earth moist.

Spraying the leaves helps development. During the summer you should keep them in room conditions, water often and spray during high heat.

Types like Fenix and Hamerops during the winter can be placed in colder rooms that are protected from freezing with moderate watering, and in the summer keep them in a sunny place, garden, yard, balcony, when they really start growing.

You need to water them in that period twice a day, and feed them once in 15 days.

While palms are smaller and younger, you can replace their soil every 4-5 years. When they are older, you just need to soak the earth in water every spring, so the root doesn’t get damaged, and then add nutritious earth and cover the roots of the plant.

Palms are very beautiful plants, and they are not that difficult to care for. You need to pay attention to a few things, and you will get a big reward.

By Milan Budimkic

Milan Budimkic, owner of MB SEO agency loves to read, write and share interesting facts about a wide range of topics. When he is not spending time at his desk, he loves to read a lot and explore magazines.