Everything you need to know about Parlor Palm care
Parlor Palm care is relatively easy to do, but they can have a few problems. Parlor Palm are great for beginners because they are resilient and forgiving when it comes to mistakes. Parlor Palm needs plenty of water, but less water than most tropical plants.. If the plant dries out, it will shrink. Water in the evening, not in the morning.
Phoenix Reclinata is a large ornamental palm tree. It can be a strong growing palm tree. It can be as tall as 12ft. It can grow with other large ornamental palm trees. Parlor Palm grows in a wide variety of climates. It can grow in sandy, rocky, clay, loamy, or heavy soil. The plants are very adaptable to different conditions. It can grow in full sun or part shade.
How much water do you need to keep a Parlor Palm healthy?
Parlor Palm watering instructions are to allow the soil to dry out completely, and then water it again. This is best done with a moisture meter as most people do not know how much water is in their plant pot. A good rule of thumb is that your potting mix should feel evenly moist all the way through, and never soggy or wet. Parlor Palm requires regular, moderate amounts of water. It is recommended to use a soaker hose to deliver water to the roots. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
What about repotting?
Some growers recommend to repot the plant annually or at least every two years. It's important to repot the plant before it gets very large. O'brien states, "When repotting a palm, do not use your fingers. The tissue should be torn apart gently with your hands instead of pulled apart."
To repot a Parlor Palm, use a small pot or plant container, place it on a flat surface, fill with fresh soil, press the Parlor Palm down, and firm the soil. Then water and mist the soil, and water the Parlor Palm regularly.
How do I propagate my parlor palm?
Propagate by dividing the plant into smaller clumps and moving each to its own pot with fresh potting mix and roots completely covered with moist potting mix. Keep in a warm spot in indirect light and keep moist but not soggy.
What soil should you use for your Parlor Palm?
What are some reasons you would want to use different soil for your Parlor Palm? Some people may want to use sand, sand and moss mix, or coconut coir in order to protect the soil from moisture loss. If you do not want to change your soil or add sand and moss mix, then you can use a pebble tray for water drainage and moisture protection.
During growing season, fertilize once a month. Otherwise the plant should be fertilized every six months when grown indoors with liquid fertilizer
What is the ideal location for a Parlor Palm?
A Parlor Palm is native to East Asia, growing in sun to partial shade. Can be grown in room light or in direct sunlight outdoors. It will thrive in these conditions because it prefers moist conditions and high humidity levels. However, when grown indoors, this palm should be placed next to a window with no direct sun exposure. Ideally it will be located in an east-facing window.
Keep the plant in an area that has three to four hours of indirect light each day.
Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F ( up to 85°F)
When should I water my parlor palm?
Watering your Parlor Palm is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your plant. The best way to water your plant is by watering the soil and not the leaves. This will protect the leaves from being damaged or rotting, which will lead to drooping or loss of leaf color. Water your plant when the soil is dry. Check by touching the soil down one inch with your finger and if it is dry, then water it. Use lukewarm water but do not let it sit in water for more than 15 minutes. To give your Parlor Palm a drink, pour the water until it drains out through the bottom of the pot because leaving standing water can cause root rot.
The most common Parlor Palm problems:
Why Are My Parlor Palm’s Leaves Turning Yellow?
A Parlor Palm can be susceptible to root rot. This is not the plant itself wilting, but rather it has lost water supply. Parlor Palms are susceptible to cold drafts, too much sunlight, and dry air. Reduce cold drafts by shutting windows in winter or locating your palm in a shadier area of the house. Increase light levels by repositioning the plant if needed or by adding additional light sources.
What can I do if my Parlor Palm gets root rot?
If your Parlor Palm gets root rot you should add some drainage holes or add stones to the bottom so that the water doesn't sit in it. What should I do with drooping leaves on my Parlor Palm? Drooping leaves on a Parlor Palm are typically due to the plant being over watered.
My Parlor Palm's Leaves are Drooping
You might have over watered your plant - mist only once every few days and check under the pot for moist soil before watering more deeply. Another cause of drooping leaves is lack of fertilizer - feed every three months with an organic fertilizer.
If it doesn’t help and Palm drooping of the leaves still, try repotting your Parlor Palm with fresh potting soil or rooting hormone gel. Make sure your palm is in a place that gets good light, but not too much direct sunlight, as it can scorch its leaves. Many people keep their Parlour Palms indoor during the winter to protect them from cold temperatures and drying winds. This will make it easier for you to care for your palms by providing them with consistent water supply and humidity levels year-round.
Why Are The Leaf Tips On My Parlor Palm Turning Brown?
The tips of the leaves may turn brown if there is too much light or too little light. The dry leaves are often an indication that the plant needs water. If your Parlor Palm's roots have become rotten, then you'll see brown spots near the base of the palm tree. On the other hand the leaves may turn brown but this doesn't indicate any problems with the plant; if new leaves emerge from the base of the leaf stem, it indicates healthy growth of new leaves around old ones that have withered away.