Palm Care Instructions - Sago, Ponytail, Parlor, Lady
Light - It helps to think about where we see palm trees naturally. They’re usually found reaching high up towards the sun in tropical locations. Most palms like a lot of bright natural light. If fronds on your plant are turning yellow or brown and going crispy, they might need a bigger drink when you water, or a spot with less intense light.
Water - If you’ve got your palm in a nice bright spot, you can give it an ample watering. Of course, you want to avoid root rot so make sure the water you’re giving it is being absorbed within about 7-10 days. Water once soil approaches dryness. Palms benefit from a humid environment so you can spritz their fronds with water if you wish. If you notice the tips of the fronds going brown, it’s most likely due to lack of humidity. If the tips are yellow, ease up on the water.
Some palms, like the ponytail and sago, have a thick trunk that holds water, similar to a bulb. This acts as a back-up reservoir so you do not need to water as frequently.
*Just like people, each plant is a unique living thing and may have varying needs, especially in their individual locations. These are basic guidelines that may have to be augmented slightly depending on the environment you place your plant in, as well as frequency and amount of water given.