3 Best Varieties Palm House Plants

Of those thousands plants could bring indoor, palms are the most favorite. In the ground most of palm trees grow as a monster thriving into a big tree as a common view in the parking lots, house yards and road fences. In spite of the fact, palm house plants are also a common sight in the business building and people houses around the world. You have to know that, some varieties of palm trees are small and excellent for houseplants. Other some are slow growing, so you can take it inside the house while they are young.

People are investing to the palm tree as houseplants for the sake of various backgrounds. In the business environments they want attract consumers as many as possible. In the house, they want to add special bold accent of tropics. Palms’ upright shapes easily add elegant touch into any blank space, wall corner or beside the table for creating instant dramatic living specimen.

As just you headed to look for one of them, this post cover numbers of the best varieties of palm house plants you can start determine before you walk to the local garden center. 5 of the best including:

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

Ponytail palm serves beautiful live scenery placed anywhere indoor. This is a common view and marvelous match for classical to the modern living space. The small plant is great specimen to be placed on the office desk, patio table, or even on the dining table. The tasseled fronds are really looking fabulous.

As time goes by, Ponytail Palm grows into taller plant, but don’t expect that would happen in short time. The plant is very slow growing, which make it very easy to maintenance even on neglect. Thereby, once the plant apparently need some of cares, when the start reaching the ceiling, you can simply cut the stem into desired size. The new stem will start growing and sprouting fresh beautiful leaves.


Ponytail palm can save abundant water in their thick trunk, so frequent watering is somewhat not necessary. However, if you wish to give regular watering, they will accept with pleasure. Overwatering will also fine. If you doesn’t have bright spot, it will be fine too as Ponytail Palm can tolerate low light spots.

The plant also has special feature: purifies the air.

Ruffled Fan Palm (Licuala grandis)

That is said, Licuala grandis is one the most beautiful small palms. Many of Ruffled Fan palm available for houseplants sold as young to medium potted plant. Ruffled Fan palm has attractiveness mainly located on the leaves. Its glossy creasy wide fan-like fronds are remarkably fabulous. Some of the plants have very large fronds reaching up to 3 feet across, right choice for immediate bold tropical accent.

ruffled fan palm

Photo byRaffi Kojian at Gardenology.org

Unfortunately, this is not a hardy and easy plant. Licuala grandis is native to the wet rain forest in the tropics environments, so it likes lots of water and warmth. It also froze-tender and doesn’t tolerate drought, so you will need to outsmart the conditioned environment.

To keep the warmth you can add an automatic warm humidifier and let the tool become loyal companion to the plant when the weather begins to drop. To keep the moist, frequent watering needed. Dry soil in the planter is the main cause of the plant fail to thrive.

The easy part, Ruffled Fan Palm can live in the shady place to bright spot. The brighter place you have, it means more frequent watering required keeping the plant happy.

Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis)

Looks similar to its Ruffled Fan palm sibling, but the Chinese Fan Palm is a distinctive specimen with hardier ability to stand on the drought. If you love Licuala grandis, but afraid of the care, you can make Chinese Fan Palm as great alternative.
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