Palms make great houseplants in part due to their tolerance for a range of lighting conditions. Most palms either prefer partial shade or are tolerant of it. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for the Parlor Palm.
Palms prefer a sandy, well-draining soil. Avoid any standing water, as overwatering and root rot can be a problem. Water after the top few inches of soil have dried out.
Palms generally do not require any extra moisture and are tolerant to dry environments.
Your Palm will be happy in average household temperatures, from 65 -75 degrees Fahrenheit. Some species, including the Parlor Palm, are particularly cold tolerant and are happy with temperatures as low as 55 degrees.
Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer, ideally with a palm fertilizer. Potassium deficiency is a fairly common issue for Palms. If you see the fronds turning yellow or brown, your Palm may require more nutrients.
Both the Parlor Palm and Ponytail Palm are considered pet-friendly! You can feel safe having these plants around your pets.
Be careful not to over-prune your Palm! Many species of Palm continue to pull nutrients from fronds that have become yellow. Remove the fronds once they have browned.