Fan palm is among the most popular tropical plants cultivated indoors. It requires bright light conditions and ample space to thrive well. They make a very good decorative look of your space.
Growing Fan Palm
- Potting soil used for palm plants should be well-draining and any container used for the plant should have ample drainage holes in the bottom.
- Soil should be moist at all times during the growing season, although it is essential to avoid over-saturation, which can lead to root rot.
- Growing fan palms isn’t difficult as long as you provide a room temperature.
- If planted indoors, keep them away from heating or cooling vents or ceiling fans that may cause abrupt temperature changes.
- Unlike other palms, fan palms do best with a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight daily.
- Allow the plant soil to dry out a little more in the winter than in the summer.
- A daily mist of moisture helps to keep the humidity levels high. If frond tips become brown, the humidity is too low.
- Light fertilizer application from time to time helps fan palm plants remain vital.
Pests of fan palm
- Spider mites like dusty foliage, so it is critical that fronds are wiped clean on a regular basis.
- If mites become a problem, use a soapy water mixture to control the infestation.
- Peat moss