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How To Take Care of Palm Trees

All My Sons Moving & Storage

All My Sons Moving & Storage in Fort Lauderdale knows a thing or two about taking care of Palm Trees, both indoor and outdoor. There are many types of Palm Trees coming in different shapes, numbers, and sizes. One thing Floridians can guarantee is that no matter what type you get, it’ll be beautiful and it’ll be green!

Here are some of the most common outdoor palm trees in South Florida:

  • Cabbage Palm

  • Coconut 

  • Queen Palm

  • Foxtail 

  • Roystonea Regia

  • Canary Island Date Palm

  • Mexican Fan Palm

  • Saw Palmetto 

  • Dwarf Palmetto 

  • Florida Thatch Palm

Here are some palm tree care tips in case you were wondering how often to water outdoor palm trees:

  • They grow in full sunlight but don’t mind a little shade. 

  • Water newly planted palms deeply twice a week until they are established (2-3 months)

  • They are drought tolerant once they are established 

  • Slow-release fertilizer can be applied in the springtime, early spring is best. 

There are smaller ones that are perfect for inside décor. But it’s important to know how to take care of both. 

Types of Indoor Palm Trees

Some people love palm plants but may not want the big ones we commonly see outside. Here are 8 types of indoor palm trees:

  • Chinese Fan Palm

  • Areca Palm

  • Majestic Palm

  • Cascade Palm

  • Parlor Palm

  • Ponytail Palm

  • Sago Palm

  • Yucca Palm

 Indoor Palm Tree Care

Taking care of indoor plants is a little different than handling outdoor palms. Indoor palms shouldn’t be in direct sunlight, for example. The direct sunlight could burn the plant or cause curling or browning, unlike the outdoor palms that are in the sun all day. 

Other indoor palm tree care tips:

  • Watch out for pests: Palms are prone to spider mites and mealybugs but can be treated with insecticidal soaps. 

  • Keep soil moist: They need a delicate balance of moisture and humidity. You can mist the leaves or keep them in a room with a humidifier. 

  • Prune occasionally: Removing the dead brown leaves can keep your palm at its best. 

  • Use fertilizer: This provides your plant with the proper nutrients it needs to grow. Do this a few times a year. 

If you are ready to make your move to or around Fort Lauderdale, give us a call for a free quote today! We will make sure all your house plants arrive safely along with teaching you how to take care of palm trees.

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