One of the most popular indoor palm trees is the broadleaf lady palm. A small shrub is very unpretentious to care for, but at the same time, the plant is distinguished by its special grace. The nobleness is given by glossy leaves, which make the palm tree voluminous and airy. Also, it has the ability to visually enlarge the space and emphasize the depth of the premises, which makes this palm an indispensable accessory in small apartments or rooms.
Broadleaf palm enjoys water, so the ground should be moist all the time.
During summer, watering should be quite abundant. If you arrange a cold winter for the plant in the cold season, watering should be significantly reduced. You need to water the palm with settled, and most importantly, warm water.
The plant feels best when the air temperature is 20-22˚C (68-72˚F), which is the usual room temperature. If you live in a warm climate, the palm will enjoy being placed outdoors during summer: it enjoys warmth and sun rays. Also, this plant thrives in well-ventilated rooms.
In winter, it is better to move the plant to a cool place, where it should be from 10-16˚C (50-61˚F). However, this may not be done, but cold wintering will have the best effect on the appearance of the plant.
This palm tree is very light-loving, and even if a small amount of direct rays of the sun falls on it, they will not harm it. But you should not overdo it since the palm feels great in a place where there is partial shade. In order for the palm tree to have a very attractive crown, you need to rotate it from time to time.
However, when placing the broadleaf lady palm, it should be kept in mind that it does not need to be rearranged from a well-lit place to partial shade and vice versa. It must gradually adapt to changes in illumination. So, for example, a newly purchased plant must first be placed in a shaded place. Light is added gradually.
In the summer, it is recommended to expose the plant to the open air, while it is necessary to place the flowerpot so that the plant is not exposed to direct sunlight, which can cause leaf burns.
In the summer, a balcony, veranda, or flower bed will be an excellent environment for the growth of the palm. It is possible that in such conditions, the palm tree will even bloom, which happens extremely rarely when grown in the house.
In order for the leaves of the palm to grow evenly, the pot should be rotated regularly, ensuring that the shrub is evenly illuminated by sunlight.
According to most experts, this palm does not have to be kept in high humidity. However, regular spraying will only benefit it, especially in the warm season and in the case when the room humidity is too low. During cold wintering, it is not necessary to moisten the rapeseed leaves.
Broadleaf lady palm, which has beautifully carved leaves, can decorate absolutely any room. It can be placed either alone or combined with other indoor ornamental deciduous plants. Basically, it is used to compose unusually pretty compositions. It will look advantageous next to the sansevieria, which has beautiful straight leaves.
If you provide good care for the plant, then you can admire its lovely flowers. However, its flowering is a rather rare event.