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*Ponytail palms and Madagascar palms should be treated like succulents. Placement near a south facing window is ideal. Water only when soil feels completely dry.*

Lighting: Most indoor palms prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate lower light conditions but will grow more slowly and may have fewer leaves. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. 

Water: Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot. Do water thoroughly when the soil is around 50-75% dry, as this will help to prevent over and under watering. Try our Moisture Meter for easy moisture level monitoring. 💦 

Feeding: Use diluted plant food once a month in the spring and summer. Avoid plant food in the fall and winter when the plant goes dormant. Check out our collection of favorite plant foods here!

Maintenance: Remove any brown or yellowing fronds at the base with clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. This encourages new growth and keeps the plant looking tidy. Indoor palms can occasionally attract pests like spider mites. Inspect your plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 🔍 

Repotting: Repot your palm every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one to prevent overwatering. We recommend using our very own potting soil mix. 🌿 

Toxicity: Most palms are non-toxic and safe for pets, but always be sure to check your specific variety.

Common Issues: Seeing brown tips? This is one of the most common issues palm keepers face on their plant care journey. Usually, this is due to overwatering. Palms are tropical, so they love moisture, but they also need their dry periods to thrive. It's best to use a moisture meter to keep the ends of your leaves from browning. On the flip side, yellowing leaves can indicate that you're not watering enough. The key is to fully saturate the soil each time, and then let it almost dry fully before watering again. 🌊 


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