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Palm Tree Care - Part III

Updated on April 15, 2010

Palm Tree Care

Here is part three of the series of hubs I am writing on Palm tree care.

You might also want to read the previous two parts:

Palm Tree Care - Part I

Palm Tree Care - Part II


Kentia Palms
Kentia Palms

Kentia Palm

Kentia palm, which is native to Lord Howe Island, is a common houseplant. It is easy to care for these palms, here are some care tips.

  • Kentia palm requires regular watering. Moist soil is preferred but allow half of the soil or at least 1 to 2 inches of soil to dry before watering it again.
  • Fertilize a few times in summer.
  • Place the younger plants in bright indirect sunlight. The mature plants can bear direct sunlight.
  • Protect it from extremely cold temperatures however it can tolerate low temperatures down to 23 degrees.


Triangle Palm
Triangle Palm

Triangle Palm

Like many other palms, this one is also a hardy one. Here are some care tips for the triangle palm.

  • Place it in bright sunlight or partial shade.
  • Irrigate it regularly.
  • Prevent from extended periods of frost.


Parlor Palm
Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm

The parlor palm is commonly known as Bella palm and Neanthe Bella palm. It is also called the Good luck palm. Unlike many other palms it is a low height palm and reaches a maximum height of 8 feet.

  • Keep the soil evenly moist and allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again.
  • Fertilize with a very mild fertilizer. It has sensitive roots which will get damaged with over fertilizing.
  • Place it in bright indirect sunlight.


Foxtail Palm
Foxtail Palm

Foxtail Palm

A palm species introduced to most of the world in lat 1970s, the foxtail palm is quickly becoming very common among plant enthusiasts. Here are a few care tips.

  • Place it in full sun to partial shade areas.
  • Although they have a moderate drought tolerance, but water very regularly for a better health and growth.
  • Fertilize one to two times a year.

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      shareitt 7 years ago

      Oh I wish I had palm trees...great info.> Thanks!

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      myownworld 7 years ago from uk

      I love gardening and since we recently moved houses, am busy working on my garden....! Planted lots of flowers and plants everywhere, so am always reading on this kind of stuff. Thanks for reminding me to buy a nice palm for our lawn...I think I'll go for a parlor palm for the moment. Anyway, thank you for all this useful information. :)

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Shareitt, thanks!!! :)

      myownworld, parlor palm is a really beautiful palm, go for it. But make sure, you place it under the shade of some taller trees. They like bright BUT indirect sunlight. And, I wonder if I will ever be able to sale this place out where I am currently living, I think I'll keep it because of my plants. Thanks for commenting MOW!

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      I wish I had at least one palm tree to care for! Good hub, Ultimate Hubber!

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      What is keeping you from getting them Ann? Is it the weather or what? And, thanks for stopping by.

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    Sunset behind palm trees
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