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Indoor Palms

Palms provide that tropical island feel inside our homes, giving us feelings of peace and relaxation. Most indoor palms will grow in the same conditions that we enjoy. They are long lived and reward us with their lush elegant fronds.

Planting Calendar




Indoor Palms prefer a well lit position but out of direct sunlight.


Plant inside using King's House Plant Mix.


Repot your Palm in spring when you can see roots at the bottom of the pot. Plant into a pot at least 2cm larger than the one it is in and ensure that it has drainage holes in the bottom. Plant into Kings House Plant Mix.



Palms require good drainage and to be kept moist. Allow the top 5 cm of soil to dry out between watering. Do not allow roots to sit in water. Browning and crisping of the leaves indicates the soil has dried out.


Feed with Kings House Plant Liquid Food during Spring, Summer and Autumn.


Palms can be affected by Mites and Mealy Bug. Spray with Groventive Garden as a preventative.


The only pruning required would be to remove any damaged fronds and any flower stalks that grow.

General Care

When using sprays, chemicals or fertilisers always read the label and follow the instructions. Apply sprays in the evening to avoid harming beneficial insects.

Beginner Tip

Misting fronds daily will provide humidity and keep the plant clean as well as to minimise the chance of Mites.


Palms do not tolerate oil based sprays on their leaves.

Top Varieties

Kentia Palm (Howea fosteriana)

Kentia Palm (Howea fosteriana)

Kentia are one of the most popular palms to grow indoors. Somewhat slow growing, with long smooth dark green concave stems with lush green leaves.

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

An old favourite, growing slowly with elegant soft, arching foliage. Parlour Palm can tolerate lower light levels. Known to be great at purifying the air, it is a must have addition to any home or office.

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