8 Types of Palm Trees You Can Grow Indoors

Homiful.com -- What do you think of when you see a palm tree? A green tropical vibe, breezy breeze, and a nice fresh atmosphere. You can get it just by putting a palm tree in the house. Actually, palm trees are affordable and easy to care for indoor plants. This plant can even live if you neglect it (low-maintenance). 

There are several types of palm tress that are great for you to grow indoors. What are those? Find out 8 Types of Palm Trees You Can Grow Indoors

The Ruffled Fan Palm


The ruffled fan palm or Licuala grandis is a type of palm tree that you will easily recognize. With leaves that spread out like a beautiful big green fan, it will make a great statement in your home. It is a slow-growing palm, but this palm tree can reach up to 6 feet or 2 m, when planted in a pot.  The ruffled fan palm prefers bright, indirect sunlight. 

Areca Palm


The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) is a popular type of palm. Maybe you used to see it in the office or home. Areca palm is included in the category of plants that can clean the air by NASA Clean Air Study. It will clean the air of toluene and xylene. This palm tree grow best in shade or bright indirect sunlight.

Parlor Palm 


Parlor palm (Chamaedorae elagans) is said to be the easiest plant to grow indoors. This plant does not really like a lot of light and avoid direct sunlight. It's good for spots with indirect light. Just make sure the soil is uniformly moist, so it looks elegant and healthy.

Ponytail Palm


Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) has gracefully curved leaves. At a glance, the lush foliage on its small stem looks like a ponytail (as the name implies). This plant is not really palm trees, but succulents. However, it looks so much like palm tree. Ponytail palm tolerates bright indirect light. Water about every week or two. 

Yucca Palm 


Yucca palm or Yucca elephantipes looks so unique with the shape of the leaves that have pointed ends. But don't worry, this plant won't hurt you. Yucca palm is so drought tolerant, allow the soil to dry completely, when you want to do watering. Variations of leaves from light green to bluish green will look so elegant placed in a slender pot like this.


Cascade Palm


Even the corner of a small table still has a place for a cascade palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum).  Small stems, with many leaves, make this plant look lush. This palm tree grows happily in the shade. It prefers bright indirect light and hate the direct sunlight, as the direct sunlight may burn the leaves. 

Majestic Palm


Need something big to make a grand statement? Consider picking the majestic palm (Ravenea rivularis). A majesty palm can grow 15-20' tall. With large palm leaves, this palm tree will enliven any empty corner in your home.  

Sago Palm


Sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is not truly a palm tree. However, this plant has a leaf shape that is almost like a palm tree in general. Sago palm has a stiff leaf shape that resembles a pineapple. Pick indoor spot that receive full sun or bright indirect light for 4 to 6 hours per a day. This spot will make the sago palm grow healthy.

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Author : Yeni
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