If you like a beautiful, lush and eye-catching garden, you’ve certainly thought about planting a palm tree. Currently, more than 2000 species of this plant have been catalogued, and many of them are frequently used in landscaping projects and even in interior decoration. However, given so much variety, a problem arises: which of these types of palms should you choose?
And to help you find that answer, in this article we present you the main types of palm trees used in decoration, as well as their characteristics, in order to help you choose the right species for your home.
How to plant palm trees?
The first step before choosing one of the types of palm trees is to define the place where it will be used, after all, you will choose a species that is suitable for this environment. In addition, it is also important to take into account the climate of your region, since palm trees are tropical plants and, therefore, need humidity, sunlight and temperature above 22°C to develop properly.
These observations are important to choose the right type of palm tree for your residence, since there are species that are more suitable for outdoor areas, while others can be planted in pots or beds, and some of these can also be used indoors.
Care with the planting of palm trees
Regarding planting, the best time to plant is during the rainy season in your region, which usually occurs in summer and early autumn. Also, with regard to the process itself, it is important to use organic fertilizer, which is rich in humus, to prepare the soil, before planting your seedling or adult specimen.
Remembering that the depth needed to carry out the planting varies according to the species and the size of the plant you purchase, since you can find everything from seedlings to adult palms available on the market.
After planting, it is necessary to maintain a routine of frequent watering to maintain soil moisture, which should preferably be carried out every two days, and on hot and dry days, you can increase this amount, so that the earth does not dry out. Make fertilizer every six months and carry out periodic pruning are also important so that the palm has a healthy growth.
What are the types of palm trees?
Given the possibilities for use in landscape projects and the varieties available on the market, in the next topics we will introduce you to 10 different types of palm trees, small and large, so that you can learn about these plants and choose which of these types of palms is most suitable for your House.
Palm tree fan
The fan palm can be used indoors and outdoors, and can be used in pots and winter gardens with good drainage and lighting, since this is a small species, which can reach more than three meters in height. This type of palm stands out for its large, round leaves, bright green, triangular in shape, pleated and with jagged edges. Therefore, it promotes a beautiful effect on your decor!
Image 1: You can use this type of palm tree to decorate your living room.
Image 2: In addition, you can also use the fan palm in your winter garden under the stairs.
Image 3: You can still use it to decorate the corner of the room.
Image 4: These palm trees are also beautiful in flowerbeds.
Image 5: Choose well the pot in which you will plant it.
Image 6: And you can even plant it directly in the soil in your garden.
Image 7: Remember that this type of palm can reach a good height.
The phoenix palm, also known as mini palm or dwarf date palm, stands out for having an exotic look, for adapting to different types of climate and for not reaching as high a height as other types of palms, as it reaches to measure. , at most, two meters high. This palm tree also develops well in half shade and, therefore, is also suitable for use in decorated rooms, for example.
Image 8: The phoenix palm can beautify the entrance to your house.
Image 9: This plant can also compose a beautiful flowerbed, as in the image below.
Image 10: But you can also use the phoenix palm in your living room decoration.
Image 11: However, you can use a small palm tree in your decoration.
Image 12: This flowerbed is composed of phoenix palms, bromeliads and pebbles. The result was beautiful!
Image 13: Two specimens of this palm were already used in this worksite.
Image 14: But you can also use potted palm trees to decorate your balcony.
Blue palm tree
The blue palm stands out for its exotic appearance, with large, fan-shaped leaves and a silvery gray and slightly bluish tone. It originates from the island of Madagascar and should preferably be planted in open and wide areas, such as in the garden and outdoors, as it can dye up to 12 meters in height. Because of these characteristics, this type of palm is widely used by landscapers to build luxurious and lush gardens.
Image 15: The blue palm tree looks beautiful outside the house!
Image 16: It can also be planted directly into the ground.
Image 17: This type of palm is also beautiful in flowerbeds.
Image 18: Another example of a flowerbed with a blue palm tree.
Image 19: But remember that this palm tree can also reach considerable height.
Image 20: In addition, the blue palm tree can be used at the entrance to the buildings.
Image 21: This type of palm tree can also be used to decorate sidewalks and walkways.
Rambo de Fox palm tree
The foxtail palm draws attention for its light green leaves with an arched shape and for its feathery leaflets shaped similar to a bottle brush or foxtail, from which the popular name comes.
This type of palm is of Australian origin, can reach up to 9 meters in height, and is widely used in gardens, where it can be planted in groups of three to four palm trees, in order to increase the impact of the exuberant look of the plant. In addition, when young, it can also be used in vases placed in well-lit places, such as patios, balconies and other environments with high ceilings.
This palm tree should be grown in full sun or half shade, in soils enriched with organic matter, with good drainage and regular irrigation. It is noteworthy that this species is resistant to drought and tolerates the salty air and winds well, making it a great choice for coastal homes.
Image 22: The fox tail palm is used in outdoor landscaping.
Image 23: This type of palm highlights the entrance area of your home.
Image 24: In addition, it can also be used to decorate paths and walkways.
Image 25: However, you can still use it to compose a flowerbed in your garden.
Picture 26: And you can form an arrangement with three species of foxtail palm.
Image 27: Another beautiful flowerbed composed of this type of palm tree.
Image 28: This type of palm is widely used outdoors.
Bottle palm tree
The bottle palm is an exotic species, sculptural in appearance, with slow growth and can reach up to 6 meters in height. This type of palm stands out for the development of the base of the trunk, which has a dilated aspect due to the storage of water, which the species uses during dry periods.
Due to these characteristics, we recommend planting alone, in groups or forming rows along paths and walkways. However, it is noteworthy that the isolated planting highlights the curious appearance of this palm tree. In addition, it can be used in low buildings, due to its small size, and can be grown in full sun or half shade.
Image 29: The bottle palm leaves your garden with an elegant look.
Image 30: This type of palm tree can make your garden more sophisticated.
Image 31: And you can still use a potted copy to decorate your sidewalk.
Image 32: In addition, the bottle palm can be used in small beds.
Image 33: Choose a beautiful and rustic vase to plant your bottle palm.
Image 34: This type of palm tree alone transforms the look of your garden.
Image 35: However, remember that this palm tree can reach considerable height.
Areca palm tree
The areca palm is widely used in indoor and outdoor landscaping projects, which has made it one of the most widely used types of palm in the world. This is because it is a palm tree that adapts well both in full sun and in half shade, and because it is a species that grows fast, and can be led to a shrubby size, when it reaches up to three meters in height, or arboreal shape, with multiple trunks, reaching up to 9 meters in height.
This type of palm is very versatile and can be used alone, in groups or potted, a format in which it can decorate indoor environments. However, potted plants that remain indoors for a long period need to alternate with rest periods, in which they will be subjected to a half-shade environment, since full sun can cause the appearance of yellowish, burnt leaves.
Image 36: The areca palm tree can transform the decor of your modern living room.
Image 37: This palm tree can be used next to your sofa.
Image 38: But you can also use it in vases to decorate your balcony.
Image 39: Also, you can plant your areca palm in modern and decorated pots.
Image 40: But you can also use this palm tree in flowerbeds.
Image 41: This type of plant can also be used in isolation to decorate your garden.
Image 42: The areca palm tree also looks beautiful in the living room with sober and modern decor.
Washingtonian palm tree
The Washingtonian palm, also known as the skirt palm, can reach up to 20 meters in height, and is often seen in coastal home landscape projects, as it is native to the deserts of California, Arizona and Mexico, that is, regions with sandy soil, but it is also suitable for planting in groups along avenues or in tropical and Mediterranean gardens.
This type of palm stands out for having large, fan-shaped leaves, so that the old leaves do not fall out, which creates an open crown with a brownish skirt, due to the dry leaves. However, it is precisely the presence of this skirt that also causes some unpleasant problems, as it can harbor pests, rodents and pigeons, in addition to being very flammable. Therefore, in some cases, the removal of these dry leaves is indicated as a management practice.
Image 43: The Washingtonian palm tree draws attention on the outside area of this house.
Image 44: It is also widely used on flowerbeds.
Image 45: The presence of this leafy palm tree makes its external area more beautiful and elegant.
Image 46: And you can still use several copies in your landscape project.
Image 47: The Washingtonian palm tree can also be used in the pool area.
Image 48: This plant alone transforms the look of your garden.
Image 49: This flower garden was even more beautiful due to the presence of this Washingtonian palm tree.
Lacquer palm tree
The lacquer palm, also known as the wax palm and the red palm, is a tropical plant that attracts attention because of its reddish petioles and leaf sheaths. It has multiple green stems and can reach up to 6 meters in height. This palm tree can be planted in pots when young, being used on balconies and well-lit environments. In addition, it is also suitable for open and coastal gardens, since this species is tolerant to soil salinity.
It is noteworthy that this type of palm requires some care at the time of planting. It should be grown in full sun or half shade, in fertile soil, with good drainage capacity, with lots of organic matter, so that it can be irrigated regularly. Remembering that this is a tropical plant, which likes heat and humidity and, therefore, is very sensitive to cold.
Image 50: The lacquer palm tree is also widely used outside the house.
Image 51: And you can still use it to decorate the pool area.
Image 52: In addition, this type of palm is often used to decorate paths and walkways.
Image 53: However, you can still use it on vases.
Image 54: The flowerbeds are also more beautiful due to the presence of this palm tree with a red touch.
Image 55: The lacquer palm gives a lush look to your garden.
Image 56: And you can also use this palm tree alone in a flowerbed.
Imperial palm tree
The imperial palm tree has an interesting history. The first specimen from Brazil was planted by the Prince Regent Dom João VI in 1809, so that all imperial palm trees grown in the country are descendants of this first palm tree.
This species draws attention for its majestic size, reaching up to 40 meters in height. That’s why this palm tree is widely used in avenues, country houses and outdoor areas of homes. Also, it is usually planted in groups or rows, as it alone can have a disproportionate effect on the environment. It is worth remembering that this palm tree must be grown in full sun, in fertile soil, enriched with organic fertilizer and irrigated regularly.
Image 57: The imperial palm tree is widely used in the decoration of the gardens of houses in rural areas.
Image 58: But you can also use it in the pool area.
Image 59: This type of palm tree also looks beautiful in the flowerbed next to the wall.
Image 60: A row of imperial palms draws attention outside any home.
Image 61: In addition, this type of palm tree can give a majestic air to the entrance of your residence.
Image 62: Another example of how this type of palm tree can be used near the pool.
Image 63: The paths and walkways gain another look when accompanied by imperial palm trees.
The royal palm is of Australian origin, but it is a widely used species in Brazil due to its ornamental characteristics. This is one of the types of palm trees that reach a considerable height, reaching up to 20 meters in height, and it stands out because, when planted together, they can have a slightly curved appearance.
In addition to the landscape effect, this palm tree has also been used in the production of quality heart of palm. This species should preferably be cultivated under semi-shade when young and in full sun when adult.
Image 64: You can adopt a small real palm vase in your balcony decoration.
Image 65: In addition, you can use this palm tree to compose the sumptuous landscaping project of the external area of your residence.
Image 66: This type of palm is also used near sidewalks.
Image 67: You can also use this palm tree in the decoration of the outside area of your building.
Image 68: The royal palm can be used in conjunction with other types of palm such as the imperial palm.
Image 69: How about a flowerbed composed of several types of palm trees?
Image 70: These palm trees are also widely used in beach houses and open areas.
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