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palmfan September 1st, 2008 11:40 PM

Palm trees that are suited for INDOORS.
 
Below is an article I found a couple of days ago about palm trees that can survive inside and outdoors in containers. :+:

Palm Trees Suitable For Containers Used Outside And Inside Your Home Or Office
By Patrick Malcolm

Dioon (Gum) Palm Tree - Dioon spinulosum Giant Dioon is technically a cycad of pre-historical origin, and the Dioon palm tree can grow up to 1 ft. in diameter with a Dioon trunk growing twelve feet tall. The bright waxy-green leaves of the Dioon are feather-like and pointed on the tips. The giant Dioon palm tree is a favorite container plant and will tolerate temperatures of 25 degrees F., without any significant effect or leaf change.

Bamboo Palm Tree, Reed Palm Tree - Chamaedorea erumpens, Chamaedorea seifrizii The Bamboo Palm tree thrives indoors when grown in low light. The Bamboo Palm tree is a popular and successful plant for growing in homes, offices, malls and courtyards. The bamboo-like segments are spreading by underground shoots, resulting in this bamboo-like container palm tree being easy to grow and maintain. The plant care is simple, requiring simple watering. As a native grown palm tree from Mexico, the Bamboo Palm is found growing as an understory palm tree under taller palm trees.

Lady Palm Tree - Rhapsis excelsa The Lady Palm tree historically dates back to the 1600's when Japanese and Chinese propagated the palm trees to be grown inside the Imperial residences. The Lady palm trees were imported by European monarchs and admired because of their qualities of long-life, easy maintenance and unique beauty and their attraction to be used as an ornamental plant. Lady Palm trees, Rhapsis excelsa, can grow twelve feet tall in clumps or clusters under low artificial light. Very few palm trees have the advantage of large indoor growing as does the Lady Palm tree, Rhapsis excelsa.

Ponytail (Bottle) Palm Trees - Beaucamea recurvata Often called the Elephant Foot palm tree, the Ponytail (Bottle) palm tree, Beaucamea recurvata, grows a swollen base, shaped like a perfume bottle with a narrow neck that corresponds to the trunk capped with a canopy of (ponytail) leaves. Often grown as a low-light bonsai specimen, the Ponytail palm tree can grow for years and years and slowly grows-easily manageable. Ponytail palm trees are available in variegated forms but are difficult to maintain when compared to the green form of the Ponytail palm trees (Bottle), Beaucamea recurvata.

Queen palm trees, Syagrus romanzoffianum (Arecastrum romanzoffianum) (Queen Palm) The Queen palm trees grow to 50 feet tall in zones 9-11 and is cold hardy in temperatures of 20* F. The Queen palm tree can be easily grown in large pots that add a tropical flair to pool and patios. In the deep south, Queen palm trees are landscaped for parking lots, airport entrances, commercial, and home landscapes. Queen palm trees grow fast and provide fast growing for shade and the tropical look. Queen palm trees, Syagrus romazoffianum (Queen Palm) are important container trees for screens used for outside restaurants and cafes.

Triangle (Madagascar-Triangle) palm tree, Dypsis decaryi. The triangle shape of the leaf bases makes the triangle palm trees from the island of Madagascar, a popular palm tree in the nursery trade. The Madagascar (Triangle) palm tree thrives in full sun and is cold hardy to below freezing temperatures. The Madagascar (Triangle) palm tree, Dypsis decaryi, will turn heads to attention when grown and planted at outside restaurants and cafes in containers.

Zamia (Coontie) Palm Tree - Zamia pumila William Bartram, the famous American botanist and explorer discovered the Zamia Palm tree growing in Central Florida on an expedition in the year 1773. William Bartram wrote page 160 in his book Travels. "The Zamia pumila the Erythryna corallodendrum (Cardinal Spear), and the Cactus opuntia, grow there in great abundance in perfection. The first grows in pine forests, in tufts or clumps, a large conical strobile disclosing, its coral red fruit which appears singularly beautiful amidst the deep green fern-like pinnate leaves." William Bartram's description for Zamia (Coontie) palm trees, Zamia pumila is vivid and accurate even 233 years past. Zamia (Coontie) palm trees thrive as outside plants, Zones 9-11, also as containerized palm trees for that tropical look. Clumps of Zamia pumila can easily divide to form real plants or the seeds can be planted to grow new Zamia (Coontie) palm trees that are fast growing.

Zamia (Cardboard) palm tree - Zamia furfuracea The cardboard palm tree is a clumping cycad that grows 3 feet tall in tight clusters that often reach a diameter of 6 feet. The fleshy base is full of water, giving drought protection. The cardboard palm tree, Zamia furfuracea, can be planted outside where temperatures do not go below freezing, and is especially popular to use as bedding plants at resorts such as the Cloister Hotel at Sea Island, Georgia. As a container plant, the cardboard palm tree grows well as specimen or accent plants.



These are just a few that I heard that will do well inside, I know there are others but he named all the ones I knew off my head.

I believe the author of this article is the owner of tyty.com, another nursery.

ambermiller September 2nd, 2008 12:15 PM

Hey Palm Fan!!!
 
did you see the new seeds that came in, just curios?:D

ambermiller September 2nd, 2008 12:16 PM

I wish they had pictures for them though..
 
I just ordered some kentia seeds!

joclyn September 3rd, 2008 01:38 AM

Just to ADD PalmFAN! Tips
 
I found this as well, something that will benefit who is looking for interior or exterior palm trees.

I'll put a link to his website.

How to grow Palm trees successfully


If you live in a cold climate you've probably already written off palms as a plant that won't grow in your garden - and you would be partly right.

Most palms are tropical and can't exist in temperatures less than 15 C (59 F) but there are many cool climate palms that colder areas can grow quite successfully. Dwarf Sugar Palm - can grow at temperatures of less than -6 C (21 F) and reach heights of nearly 5m (15ft). Also the more common, and much larger, Bismarck Palm [pdf] can grow within the same climate while the Chinese Windmill Palm shouldn't be grown at all in warmer climates.

While these are only a few of the cool climate palms available to gardeners, there are more comprehensive lists available, tropical palms have a beauty and majesty all their own.

The fabulous Kentia Palm is one example. The Golden Cane Palm, Parlour Palm and the gorgeous Raphia Palm are some of the many others.

So, while we can all grow grow palms the question we need to ask is do we want to? I've been a major cynic of palms in the garden for quite a few years mainly because they have become the tree of choice here in Australia for landscaping new subdivisions. It seems every second home has littered their garden with fast-growing Bangalow Palms. Why? Very little maintenance is required. They don't drop leaves and they don't take much to keep looking good.

One day a friend inspired me with his plans to create a tropical rainforest garden in Perth, Western Australia. I cynically assumed he was off his rocker but after some investigation found that not only was it possible but I could also create a similar design to my garden in Busselton (250km south of Perth).
Caring for your palm

Palms don't require pruning but the removal of spent fronds will help keep them looking neat and tidy. Some palms send up suckers which will need to be cut out at base level but apart from sustaining them with a moderate weekly watering they don't need much else.

Palms naturally crave iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium so finding a fertiliser that contains higher levels of these nutrients will be helpful.

You can transplant palms and this is best done during their growing season (early spring) and provided that most of the rootball can be kept intact. Transplant your palm into a whole twice the size of the rootball and water copiously for the first month or so. Then resume normal watering and apply some fertiliser.

To keep your palm warm in winter wrap the trunk with bubble-wrap and mulch it well or wrap plastic sheeting over its drip line.
Growing palms from seed

Palms can be grown quite successfully from seed but palm seeds have a long gestation period. Kentia's for example can take between 2-3 years before sending up shoots. To aid their success, remove the fleshy coverings and soak the seed in tepid water for at least 24 hours. Discard any that are still floating after this period and plant the ones that have sunk to the bottom. Plant them in a good seed-raising mix and keep warm in a greenhouse or on a window sill.

heres a link to his website. He has some pretty interesting things.

His Site:+:

jimmyg September 9th, 2008 08:34 AM

Thanks for the Great INFO!
 
That answered one or two of my questions. SWEET!

whodoesn't September 28th, 2008 10:35 PM

Wow i didnt know all those palm trees could
 
survive indoors. Thanks for the info i was looking for. That was easy. I like this Place.

Palm Guru September 30th, 2008 10:54 AM

Please
 
Do not add the entire article. Do a brief synopses and add a link.

Thank you,
Admin

ambermiller October 6th, 2008 04:16 PM

My seeds have sprouted..
 
The Kentia seeds have sprouted!!!

Pearl October 7th, 2008 10:41 PM

Does anyone have the list of Indoor palm trees...
 
What palm trees are suited for indoors?

Dylan G October 8th, 2008 02:07 PM

Now we need a list of Winter Palm Trees.
 
Im going to see what i can do but i cant post a thread yet. UGH

Max the online helper... October 14th, 2008 04:01 PM

The areca palm is the best suited for indoors or a lady palm
 
Hello PalmHuggers,

I work here at RPT and decided I would answer PalmHugger's Questions...

Also, Please visit the PalmHuggers area and upload pictures... They may be placed in the front of the Website under featured article!!!

You can also Private Message me for any questions that may be regarding Palm Trees and/or Palm Seeds...


TTYL

MAX
:+:

constantgardener January 4th, 2009 11:59 PM

Dont forget some other palms aswell (Indoor Palm Trees)
 
Kentia if it wasn't mentioned
Pygmy Date if it wasn't mentioned
Sago if it wasn't mentioned
Lipstick if it wasn't mentioned
Carpentaria if it wasn't mentioned
Bottle Palm if it wasn't mentioned
Areca Palm if it wasn't mentioned
Cat Palm if it wasn't mentioned
Fishtail if it wasn't mentioned

and there are plenty more. :)

jwmeyer January 11th, 2009 11:46 PM

Palm trees that are suited for INDOORS.
 
Amen to real palm trees and indoor ones. Thanks for the info again.

palmfan January 29th, 2009 10:43 PM

There are a lot more indoor palm trees...
 
There is Pygmy dates, Blue hesper palm, sago palm, beaked yucca, many of the sabal family and many others....



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Originally Posted by palmfan (Post 450)
Below is an article I found a couple of days ago about palm trees that can survive inside and outdoors in containers. :+:

Palm Trees Suitable For Containers Used Outside And Inside Your Home Or Office
By Patrick Malcolm

Dioon (Gum) Palm Tree - Dioon spinulosum Giant Dioon is technically a cycad of pre-historical origin, and the Dioon palm tree can grow up to 1 ft. in diameter with a Dioon trunk growing twelve feet tall. The bright waxy-green leaves of the Dioon are feather-like and pointed on the tips. The giant Dioon palm tree is a favorite container plant and will tolerate temperatures of 25 degrees F., without any significant effect or leaf change.

Bamboo Palm Tree, Reed Palm Tree - Chamaedorea erumpens, Chamaedorea seifrizii The Bamboo Palm tree thrives indoors when grown in low light. The Bamboo Palm tree is a popular and successful plant for growing in homes, offices, malls and courtyards. The bamboo-like segments are spreading by underground shoots, resulting in this bamboo-like container palm tree being easy to grow and maintain. The plant care is simple, requiring simple watering. As a native grown palm tree from Mexico, the Bamboo Palm is found growing as an understory palm tree under taller palm trees.

Lady Palm Tree - Rhapsis excelsa The Lady Palm tree historically dates back to the 1600's when Japanese and Chinese propagated the palm trees to be grown inside the Imperial residences. The Lady palm trees were imported by European monarchs and admired because of their qualities of long-life, easy maintenance and unique beauty and their attraction to be used as an ornamental plant. Lady Palm trees, Rhapsis excelsa, can grow twelve feet tall in clumps or clusters under low artificial light. Very few palm trees have the advantage of large indoor growing as does the Lady Palm tree, Rhapsis excelsa.

Ponytail (Bottle) Palm Trees - Beaucamea recurvata Often called the Elephant Foot palm tree, the Ponytail (Bottle) palm tree, Beaucamea recurvata, grows a swollen base, shaped like a perfume bottle with a narrow neck that corresponds to the trunk capped with a canopy of (ponytail) leaves. Often grown as a low-light bonsai specimen, the Ponytail palm tree can grow for years and years and slowly grows-easily manageable. Ponytail palm trees are available in variegated forms but are difficult to maintain when compared to the green form of the Ponytail palm trees (Bottle), Beaucamea recurvata.

Queen palm trees, Syagrus romanzoffianum (Arecastrum romanzoffianum) (Queen Palm) The Queen palm trees grow to 50 feet tall in zones 9-11 and is cold hardy in temperatures of 20* F. The Queen palm tree can be easily grown in large pots that add a tropical flair to pool and patios. In the deep south, Queen palm trees are landscaped for parking lots, airport entrances, commercial, and home landscapes. Queen palm trees grow fast and provide fast growing for shade and the tropical look. Queen palm trees, Syagrus romazoffianum (Queen Palm) are important container trees for screens used for outside restaurants and cafes.

Triangle (Madagascar-Triangle) palm tree, Dypsis decaryi. The triangle shape of the leaf bases makes the triangle palm trees from the island of Madagascar, a popular palm tree in the nursery trade. The Madagascar (Triangle) palm tree thrives in full sun and is cold hardy to below freezing temperatures. The Madagascar (Triangle) palm tree, Dypsis decaryi, will turn heads to attention when grown and planted at outside restaurants and cafes in containers.

Zamia (Coontie) Palm Tree - Zamia pumila William Bartram, the famous American botanist and explorer discovered the Zamia Palm tree growing in Central Florida on an expedition in the year 1773. William Bartram wrote page 160 in his book Travels. "The Zamia pumila the Erythryna corallodendrum (Cardinal Spear), and the Cactus opuntia, grow there in great abundance in perfection. The first grows in pine forests, in tufts or clumps, a large conical strobile disclosing, its coral red fruit which appears singularly beautiful amidst the deep green fern-like pinnate leaves." William Bartram's description for Zamia (Coontie) palm trees, Zamia pumila is vivid and accurate even 233 years past. Zamia (Coontie) palm trees thrive as outside plants, Zones 9-11, also as containerized palm trees for that tropical look. Clumps of Zamia pumila can easily divide to form real plants or the seeds can be planted to grow new Zamia (Coontie) palm trees that are fast growing.

Zamia (Cardboard) palm tree - Zamia furfuracea The cardboard palm tree is a clumping cycad that grows 3 feet tall in tight clusters that often reach a diameter of 6 feet. The fleshy base is full of water, giving drought protection. The cardboard palm tree, Zamia furfuracea, can be planted outside where temperatures do not go below freezing, and is especially popular to use as bedding plants at resorts such as the Cloister Hotel at Sea Island, Georgia. As a container plant, the cardboard palm tree grows well as specimen or accent plants.



These are just a few that I heard that will do well inside, I know there are others but he named all the ones I knew off my head.

I believe the author of this article is the owner of ty ty, another nursery.


charlieatwork February 1st, 2009 01:02 PM

Too much info on one page. : )
 
I have a bottle palm which has been indoors for well over 5 years. It had a rough time when first placed inside. I went to a local hardware store and bought a light specific for plants and it's like the same as an ordinary light but gives the palm it's correct sunlight it needs.

RPT should carry this light bulb

Debby March 3rd, 2009 01:57 PM

Thanks for this info of indoor palms
 
All the info you guys put on here helped me out on choosing some indoor palm trees for my office and my home.


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