Fan Palm Care

Last Updated: August 12, 2022

Basic Fan Palm Care

If you’re looking for an easy to care for tropical plant, then you’ve come to the right place. Fan Palms are one of the hardiest houseplants out there and are great for novice or busy plant parents. The great thing about them is that they love bright sunlight so thrive well in areas that might otherwise be too sunny for a lot of your other plants.

Below you will find our complete Fan Palm care guide with all the information and tips you need to help your Palm thrive.

Detailed Fan Palm Care

Fan Palms love direct sunlight

Although they can also grow in shadier areas of your home, Fan Palms prefer bright light. They can tolerate direct light too unlike many houseplants so you really don’t need to worry about too much sunlight

They need regular(ish) watering

You need to let the soil dry out between waterings, but Fan Palms usually need to be watered once a week in summer and less frequently in colder months.

Don’t worry about temperature or humidity

The reason Fan Palms are so easy to care for is that they will be okay with the natural temperature and humidity levels in your home.

Regular fertilisation will encourage growth

You can fertilise your Fan Palm throughout the year, using a palm-specific fertiliser. Keep the fertiliser weaker than the recommended amount to prevent damaging the root system.

Repot every few years

Don’t worry too much about repotting your Fan Palm as they are relatively slow growers. Every 2 or 3 years should be enough to prevent them from becoming too root-bound.

Propagate a Fan Palm by division

You can propagate your Fan Palm by splitting up the mother plant into several palms. Make sure that each individual plant has a strong part of the root system attached and repot them into separate containers.

Fan Palms are completely safe for pets and children

One great thing about Fan Palms is that they are non-toxic so you don’t need to worry about your cats, dogs or children going near it.

Fan Palm Care FAQs

Common Issues for Fan Palms

Although these are hardy plants that are perfect for first-time houseplant parents, this doesn’t mean you won’t encounter some problems along the way.

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