PALM
TREES
LISTING




LIGHT:

Most palms do best under bright light, and
usually grow slowly indoors. A white or
pastel color wall will increase the reflected
light. you can increase the available light,
with fluorescent and or incandescent light
within a few feet of the plant.


WATER:

Palms need a lot of water when they are actively
growing. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely.
Do not let your palm become waterlogged. In winter
keep your soil damp.


HUMIDITY:

Mist your palm often, as the temperature rises more
moisture is needed in the air to maintain your palm.
A tray with sand and or pepples will work well to add
humidity to the air.


HUMIDITY TRAY

To make a humidity tray, use a container half-filled
with small gravel and or sand.To this mix add a pinch
of CHARCOAL TO FIGHT fungus and disease in your
tray, clean it every two to three months.


TIP:
KEEP WATER LEVEL
BELOW GRAVEL TOP


TEMPERATURE:

For palms the optimum range is from 25 degrees celsius
to 35 degrees celsius(75 degrees fahrenheit to 95 degrees
fahrenheit). Keep your palms away from heat and air vents.


ROOTS:

The palm has a fibrous root system, developing from the
same point at the base of the trunk, and are all fairly
uniform size. The root mass or rootball can occupy a
small space, if the soil supplies plenty of nutrients.
This is how palms can thrive in small pots.


TRUNK:

Your palm will increase in girth, before growing in
height. For years your palm will produce many leaves
without developing a trunk of any size.


FERTILIZER:

Potted palm growing indoors rarely grow fast. For
this reason it should be fed in small amounts and
not often. Use a 20-20-20 fertilizer, or organic
type.


PEST/DISEASES:

Check the underside of leaves regularly for pest
and diseases. spray and or wipe leaves to keep
your palms in good health.


TIP:

Do your home work!!!
Rotate your palms from indoors in winter and
a shady sheltered outdoor position for best
rate of growth.



ARCHONTOPHOENIX
Alexandra palm, King palm,
Bangalow palm, Piccabeen palm.


LIGHT:
Direct sun.

WATER:
Let soil dry out before watering.


BEAUCARNEA
Bottle palm, Elephant-foot tree,
Ponytail palm.


LIGHT:
Bright Filtered light

WATER:
Let soil dry out between watering.


CARYOTA
Fishtail Palm

LIGHT:
Bright Filtered light.

WATER:
Keep soil moist spring to fall.


CHAMAEDOREA
Parlor Palm, Bamboo palm, Reed palm,
Neanthe bella palm,
Dwart mountain palm.


LIGHT:
Filtered light.

WATER:
Every other week.

TIP:
Some bamboo palms will grow in moist sand.

PROPAGATION:
By seed.


CHRYSALIDOCARPUS
Areca Palm, Butterfly palm,
Golden feather palm.


LIGHT:
Bright Filtered light.

WATER:
Keep soil moist.

PROPAGATION:
Divide clumps.


COCOS NUCIFERA
Coconut Palm

LIGHT:
Direct sun in summer.

WATER:
Twice a week spring to fall,
about once a month in winter.



CYCAS REVOLUTA
Sago Palm

LIGHT:
Bright Filterd light.

WATER:
Let dry then soak well.

TIP:
Slow to grow.


HOWEA FORSTERIANA
Kentia palm, Paradise palm,
Thatch-leaf palm, Fan palm.


LIGHT:
Bright Filtered light.

WATER:
Keep soil lightly moist.


RHAPIS EXCELSA
Lady palm, Little lady palm,
Bamboo palm.


LIGHT:
Semishade.


ZAMIA
Cardboard palm

LIGHT:
Bright Filtered light.

WATER:
Keep soil moist in spring to fall,
let top of soil dry out in winter.




PALM
LINKS



INTERNATIONAL PALM SOCIETY
http://www.palms.org

JUNGLE MUSIC
http://www.junglemusic.net

PALMS
http://www.libertynet.org/~bgmap/hardiplm.html

PALM TREE CARE
http://www.palm-tree.net/

PALMS OF THE WORLD
http://www.palmsoftheworld.com



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