10 INDOOR PALM TREES: names, characteristics, care and PHOTOS

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The palm leaves They are really decorative, both for their green tones and for their wider or thinner shapes but always elongated or even elongated but united to form a more rounded palm or leaf.

If you want to decorate your home with a striking plant and see empty spaces without the need for much care, at Ecologista Verde, we are going to tell you what are indoor palm trees that can serve you. In addition, we have included more information on how indoor palm trees are cared for, where you will see basic tips such as what fertilizer for indoor palms you should use to start growing them at home. So, read on to discover these 10 indoor palm trees and much more.

Chamaedorea elegans or camadorea

We begin our list of one of the most popular and used species for interior decoration. The camadorea or parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) It has light green bifid leaves that can tend to greyish, very similar to that of bamboo leaves. Although they do not usually grow beyond 3 meters in height, it is advisable to take this into account when deciding on this type of indoor palm tree. Its cultivation in a pot is very simple, you will only have to place it in a place where it receives indirect sunlight and water regularly.

In this other article we will tell you more about Caring for Chamaedorea.

Phoenix roebelenii or dwarf palm

Another of the indoor ornamental palm trees It is also known as dwarf palmPhoenix roebelenii) despite the fact that it can reach almost 5 meters in height planted in the ground and in a wide place.

Normally, this type of palm will grow about 2 meters maximum and will need to be placed in a well-lit place and receive 2 doses of watering a week. This well-known palm tree does not tolerate waterlogging well, so you must be careful and make sure that the container where you grow it has good drainage.

Dypsis lutescens or areca

One of the types of indoor palm trees multicaule or one that is capable of dividing into several stems. Its height is usually about 3 meters maximum, but specimens are known to have reached up to 6 meters. As with the previous species, also known as the bamboo palm, it needs to be in a well-lit place, but away from drafts. Regarding irrigation for the areca palm orDypsis lutescens)You will only have to water at most 2 times a week and 3 times if the summer has started.

In this other post you can learn more about the care of the areca palm tree.

Archontophoenix alexandrae or Alejandra palm tree

There is a variety of Alejandra palm tree (Archontophoenix alexandrae) that can be grown in a pot. This palm native to Australia has greenish pinnate leaves on the upper surface and glaucous on the underside. It is one of the indoor decorative palm trees most valued for their inflorescences and for their reddish fruits. It needs several doses of irrigation per week since it does not tolerate drought well. Similarly, it is also important to make sure we have it in a well-drained container and place it in a partially shaded place.

Howea forsteriana or Kentia

Although the KentiaHowea forsteriana) It is a palm tree capable of reaching 15 meters in height, it can also be grown in a pot since its stem does not usually exceed 15 centimeters in thickness. It is a slow growing species that needs to be placed in a place where it receives sunlight for at least a few hours a day. Of course, remember that if you leave it exposed for a long time it could lose the color of its leaves and suffer burns on them. Water it 1-2 times a week.

In this other guide you can learn more about the care of the kentia palm tree.

Adonidia merrillii or Christmas palm tree

Your common name, Christmas palm treeAdonidia merrillii), is given by its red fruits that appear just during the Christmas holidays. Able to grow up to 5 meters and with a stem of about 25cm thick, this slow-growing indoor palm requires little care to grow optimally all year round: water it moderately and place it in a place where it does not receive sunlight from direct way.

Caryota mitis or fishtail palm tree

Coming from Southeast Asia, it is one of the small indoor palm trees most used to decorate spaces and give our home an exotic touch due to its curious dark green and shiny leaves. The fishtail palm treeCaryota mitis) in pot it does not usually exceed 2 meters in height. It also does not withstand frost well, so we recommend that you place it in a humid place and where it receives direct sunlight.

Licuala grandis or totuma

The palm tree suitable for indoor use commonly known as totuma and scientifically as Licuala grandisIt is also slow growing, does not usually exceed 3 meters in height and has a stem no more than 6 centimeters thick. We recommend that you place it in a bright and spacious place, as well as water at least 2 times a week and increase the dose during the summer months.

Raphis excelsa or Chinese palmerita

Another species of hardy indoor palm trees multicaule or with multiple stems. The maximum height of the Chinese palmRaphis excelsa) It is usually about 5 meters, has webbed leaves and prefers to be in a well-lit place. You just need to make sure to grow it in a well-draining container and water at least twice a week.

Cocos nucifera or coconut tree

We finish our list with the palm tree known as coconut treeCocos nucifera), perfect for creating a tropical environment in our home thanks to the shape and color of its leaves. The coconut tree needs to be located in a corner where it receives direct sunlight and a dose of irrigation a week, except in the summer months where you must increase it.

Here you can find out more about the different types of palm trees.

Indoor palm tree care

After knowing these types of indoor palm trees and their names, we recommend you to know a little about how to care for indoor palm trees:

  • Illumination: In a general way, we can say that indoor palm trees need to receive sunlight at least during a few hours of the day. Therefore, we advise you to always place it near a window.
  • Irrigation: You will only need to water them at least once a week and use lime-free water if possible. The best way is to place a plate of water under the pot for at least 10 minutes.
  • Subscriber: We recommend that you fertilize your indoor palms once the growing season begins. This usually includes the months from spring to autumn. Always use natural fertilizers.
  • Transplant: you should transplant every spring. To do this, use a container at least 4 centimeters wider than the previous one and plant it in a mixture of universal substrate mixed with perlite. Remember that the pot must have good drainage to avoid puddles.

After seeing these images of palm trees and knowing species that, although they can be very large in nature, they can be in large pots indoors, we encourage you to expand this basic knowledge about the Care of palm trees with this guide from Green Ecologist.

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