Green plants bring coziness and liveliness in every room. The palm trees are one of the most popular
There are many types of palm trees that can add a touch of freshness to the interior, and in this article we’ve collected 9 great ideas that may make your choice easier. Let’s start with the bamboo palm ( Chamaedorea seifrizii ). The plant got this name because of its structure similar to that of bamboo. The bamboo palm grows up to 3 meters, grows lush and will create an exotic atmosphere in your home. It is not hardy, but can do well with little sunlight, as well as with direct rays. The palm should be watered frequently and be fertilized once a month (fertilization is not necessary during the rest period).
Palm species for indoor use – Yucca
The palm ilex ( yucca) can grow up to 5 meters, which is almost impossible in a pot. Because of its attractive look, it is one of the most popular room palm species. The plant needs only a lot of light and heat – the temperature should not fall below 5 degrees – otherwise there is danger of frostbite. You should pour the yucca as soon as you notice that the top layer of soil is dry. It is fertilized every two weeks. If you put the palm out in the summer, you would be surprised by its rapid growth.
One of the best-known palm species is the dragon tree (Dracaena). The plant is quite small (the height is actually up to 2 meters, but is reached very slowly). The leaves look particularly attractive – depending on the specific type they can be red, green or white colored. In principle, the dragon tree does not like direct sunlight, so a place in partial shade is best suited for this purpose. The plant should also be regularly watered to keep the soil sufficiently moist and fertilized every two weeks, preferably with liquid fertilizers.
The Kentia palm (Howea) looks pretty beautiful too. The plant thrives best at temperatures around 20 degrees, and in a place in partial shade. The soil should be acidic and water-permeable, as this species of palm tree does not like the stamens. Pour them regularly to keep the substrate from drying out – only in winter you should reduce the water addition. Fertilization takes place in the growth phase once to twice a month.
The hemp palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is a hardy plant that is perfect for indoor use, as well as for terraces and balconies. This palm species actually comes from China, where it can still be found in the great outdoors, reaching a height of 12 meters! In the pot, it can only be about 2.5 meters high. Choose a location for the plant that will be exposed to direct sunlight for a few hours. Fertilize every two weeks and pour if the upper layer of soil is already dry – avoid lime-containing water.
The elephant’s foot (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a palm species that looks quite interesting. Its name comes from the fact that the trunk is quite thick and resembles an elephant’s foot. The plant thrives best in a loose and nutrient-rich soil. In spring and summer it should be watered regularly (the top layer of soil should be dry). The plant needs a sunny spot, but you should avoid the hot rays at noon – that’s why the West and East Fens are ideal for the palm tree.