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The difference between Howea forsteriana and other popular indoor plants

  MyPalmShop     01-11-2023  

The difference between Howea forsteriana and other popular indoor plants As a plant lover, you are likely familiar with Howea forsteriana, also known as the Kentia palm. But did you know this palm tree differs to other indoor plants in many aspects? MyPalmShop would like to explain these differences. The Kentia palm: a classic beauty Howea forsteriana is one of the most popular indoor plants, and not without reason. With its thin trunk and elegant, feather-like leaves, this palm is a classic beauty. Its native habitat is Lord Howe Island in Australia. It can be kept indoors as well as outdoors, as long as it is protected against frost. The largest advantage of a Kentia palm is that it requires very little maintenance. It grows slowly and can withstand dry air, making it ideal at home. It can even grow at a spot with low amounts of light. The difference between the Kentia palm and other popular...

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The advantages of having indoor palm trees at home

  MyPalmShop     31-10-2023  

The advantages of having indoor palm trees at home Having indoor palm trees at home is not only stylish, but also has many advantages for the health and welbeing of people. Indoor palm trees are palm trees that can be kept and maintained indoors easily. They come in various shapes and sizes and will be a great addition to any interior. In this blog, we will explain some of the advantages of having indoor palm trees at home. We guarantee you that you will buy an indoor palm tree after reading this! Indoor palm trees purify the air One of the largest advantages of indoor palm trees is their ability to purify the air. They absorb harmful substances from the air, that are present in many homes. These substances come from furniture, carpets and paint. Indoor palm trees help increase the air quality indoors and reduce the chance of health issues, such as asthma, allergies and...

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The best ways to keep your Cycas revoluta maintained: tips for beginners

  MyPalmShop     25-10-2023  

The best ways to keep your Cycas revoluta maintained: tips for beginners Cycas revoluta, also known as the Japanese sago palm, is a beautiful plant that originates in Japan and surrounding areas. It is an easy to maintain plant that is perfect for beginners as well. We have written down some tips below to help you care for your Cycas revoluta. That way, you can enjoy this beautiful plant for a long time to come. Watering Cycas revoluta One of the most important things to keep in mind when caring for your Cycas revoluta, is the amount of water that the plant needs. Generally speaking, it requires regular watering, but it is important to prevent giving too much water. Ensure that the soil has become dry before applying new watering. Do not give the plant too much water during the winter, as the plant ‘hibernates’ and needs significantly less water during this period. A lot of light for...

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How do desert plants survive in extreme conditions?

  MyPalmShop     18-10-2023  

How do desert plants survive in extreme conditions? Desert plants are masters of adaption when it comes to surviving the barren circumstances in their native area. Long periods of heat and drought meant they had to adapt to a life with minimal nutrients and water. MyPalmShop will explain some of these adaptations that desert plants have developed to survive the barren desert circumstances. Minimal amounts of water One of the most important adaptations is their ability to survive with minimal amounts of water. Many desert plants have deep roots, which allows them to absorb water from the deeper layers. Other desert plants have small leaves or no leaves at all, so they do not lose water through vaporization. Some plants store water in their trunk, branches or leaves, whilst others create a layer of wax that helps reduce water loss. Efficient use of sunlight Desert plants are...

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Why are the leaves of my indoor plants turning yellow?

  MyPalmShop     03-10-2023  

Why are the leaves of my indoor plants turning yellow? You love your indoor plants. They add some green to your interior and create a relaxing environment. Unfortunately, you may eventually notice your plants’ leaves turning yellow. You may worry about the reasons for this change in colour. MyPalmShop will name some of the most common reasons for why the leaves are turning yellow, and what you can do to solve it. Insufficient water The first thing you should check when you see the leaves, is the amount of water provided. It may be possible you have not watered your plant sufficiently. Plants need water to survive, and a lack of water might cause yellowing – and eventually withering - of the leaves. Make sure to keep the soil humid – and try to avoid being too irregular with watering. In addition, avoid overwatering, as this may lead to problems such as root rot....

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The various subspecies of Trachycarpus fortunei: which subspecies are there and what are the differences?

  MyPalmShop     23-09-2023  

The various subspecies of Trachycarpus fortunei: which subspecies are there and what are the differences? Trachycarpus fortunei is a beautiful palm tree species that is known as the Chinese windmill palm. It is popular in landscaping, as it is a hardy palm and resistant against more extreme weather circumstances. There are various sepcies fo Trachycarpus available, each with their own unique characteristics and specifications. In this blog, we will tell you about the various different Trachycarpus fortunei available and what their differences are. Trachycarpus fortunei 'wagnerianus', often simply called Trachycarpus wagnerianus, is a compacter variety of Trachycarpus fortunei. This palm tree has shorter, stiffer and sturdier leaves than the regular Trachycarpus fortunei. That makes it even more resistant against severe winds, as the leaves are less likely affected. Trachycarpus fortunei is, due to its smaller leaves, also more...

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Fargesia and sustainability: how this bamboo can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle

  MyPalmShop     21-09-2023  

Fargesia and sustainability: how this bamboo can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on our planet and thus popular for a wide variety of applications. It is known for its frost-tolerance, making it a suitable plant for moderate climates of Western Europe. In this blog, we would like to explain why Fargesia can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. In addition, we also explain some of the different species and how to buy these. This is Fargesia Fargesia is a genus of clumping (non-invasive) bamboo, which means it does not spread a lot and thus a safe option for gardeners that are afraid of uncontrollable bamboo growth. Fargesia grows upright with sturdy shoots that reach 2-4 metres into the sky, depending on the species. Fargesia bamboos are ideal plants for those who want a sustainable and easily maintained plant. Fargesia species There are various Fargesia...

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How to care for Howea forsteriana: tips for beginners

  MyPalmShop     19-09-2023  

How to care for Howea forsteriana: tips for beginners Howea forsteriana, also known as Kentia palm, is a popular indoor plant that is known for its elegant looks and air purifying characteristics. This plant is easily maintained and can be kept indoors and outdoors (although, always bring it inside during winter). MyPalmShop can offer several tips to starters that would like to care for their Howea forsteriana. Light and location Howea forsteriana loves clear but indirect light. A window at the east, west or north is very suitable. Avoid direct sunlight, as this might cause sunburn. Howea forsteriana is well suited for low-light locations, and thus suitable for many spots in your interior. Providing Water Howea forsteriana requires regular watering, but avoid soaking its soil. Provide water once the top layer of the soil feels dry. Use a pot with holes to avoid surpluses of...

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How to take care of Dicksonia antactica

  MyPalmShop     13-09-2023  

How to take care of Dicksonia antactica Dicksonia antarctica, also known as the Tasmanian tree fern, is a popular plant known for its appealing, elegant leaves and its ability to create a tropical atmosphere in every garden or interior. Read everything about Dicksonia antarctica here, for example about Dicksonia antarctica maintenance or Dicksonia antarctica growth. Dicksonia antarctica as an indoor plant or for outside Dicksonia antarctica indoor plant is a popular plant that is well known for its exotic appearance and large size. It is also known as the Tasmanian tree fern and originates in Australia, particularly Tasmania. As an indoor plant, Dicksonia antarctica will be an impressive addition to your interior, with its long, elegant leaves that curl downwards. Outdoors, it can be kept in a pot or planted out in a sheltered location. Do keep in mind, though, that...

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Trachycarpus fortunei in your garden: how take plant and maintain this palm?

  MyPalmShop     09-09-2023  

Trachycarpus fortunei in your garden: how take plant and maintain this palm? Are you looking for a beautiful and easy to maintain palm tree for your garden? Then Trachycarpus fortunei, also known as the Chinese windmill palm, is an excellent choice. It is a hardy palm tree that can withstand a significant amount of frost. MyPalmShop is happy to explain to you how to plant and maintain your palm trees. Planting Trachycarpus Fortunei Step 1: Choose the right spot Before planting your Trachycarpus fortunei, you have to choose the right location. This palm tree grows best in a sunny or half sunny spot with well drained soil. Although not necessary, we do also recommend planting it in a sheltered location against hard winds and severe frosts when possible. Step 2: Dig a hole Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball of Trachycarpus fortunei. Ensure it is large enough, so the roots...

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The advantages of having desert plants at home

  MyPalmShop     25-08-2023  

The advantages of having desert plants at home Desert plants are getting increasingly popular as indoor plants. This is not surprising, as they are not just beautiful to look at, but also offer various advantages for interiors. They have a few functions that we can benefit from when placed inside. In this blog, we will discuss several of these advantages and why they are an excellent choice for any interior. Characteristics of desert plants: easy maintenance One of the most important advantages of desert plants is that they are generally easily maintained. They do not require a lot of water, and they can survive long periods without water. That makes them ideal for people with busy lives that cannot give a lot of time to their plants. In addition, desert plants tend to be more resistant or even immune to pests and diseases, which once again means they require less...

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How to best take care of Yucca rostrata

  MyPalmShop     22-08-2023  

How to best take care of Yucca rostrata Yucca rostrata is a beautiful plant that is well known for its ornamental appearance and hardiness. It originates in the Chihuahua desert in Mexico/Texas and is perfect for any desert plant lover. It is a remarkable plant that can reach up to 6 metres tall and 1,5 metres wide. Its leaves are long, stiff, sword-like and blue of colour. During Summer, Yucca rostrata can flower with large cream-white flowers that stand out on top of the plant. In this blog, we will tell you how to best take care of this beautiful plant. Yucca Rostrata maintenance Yucca Rostrata maintenance is relatively easy, though it requires a little bit of know-how to ensure good health for the plant. It prefers a sunny spot and can be placed in open ground or kept in a pot. Ensure well drained soil, as Yucca rostrata dislikes wet feet. It is best to not give...

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Controlling the most common pests and dieases for indoor plants

  MyPalmShop     11-08-2023  

Controlling the most common pests and dieases for indoor plants Indoor plants are an amazing addition to any interior. They improve the air quality, decrease stress and add a hint of green to your home. Unfortunately, some indoor plants can run into problems with common diseases and pests, such as spotted leaves, mites and (woolly) aphids. In this blog, we would like to discuss some of the most common pests and diseases and how to take care of them. Indoor plants with spotted leaves Spotted leaves are a common problem for indoor plants that can affect many different plants. They are mostly caused by fungi and they lead to brown or black spots on the leaves of your plants. If left untreated, it may affect a larger area and cause your plant to weaken and eventually even cause death. Fortunately there are various things you can do to help your plants. Firstly, remove affected areas, ensure a...

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Various applications of chestnut fencing in your garden

  MyPalmShop     08-08-2023  

Various applications of chestnut fencing in your garden Chestnut fences are beautiful, natural fences that are applied often in many gardens. They are made of untreated chestnut poles and slats. They have a rustic appearance that provides a natural look. That is why we would love to tell you about the various applications of chestnut fences in gardens. Chestnut fences as a boundary One of the most common applications of chestnut fences is to create a boundary. Chestnut fences can help create privacy and protection against unwanted guests, whilst still providing that natural appearance. They can be installed as a permanent fence or used to temporarily boundary between sections of your garden. Chestnut fences as a garden enclosure A chestnut fence can also be applied as a garden enclosure. They can keep your pets and children inside, so they do not wander off. The use of chestnut...

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The best tips to care for your indoor plants

  MyPalmShop     14-07-2023  

The best tips to care for your indoor plants Indoor plants are not just beautiful to look at, but they also have a proven health benefit. That is why it is important to care for your plants correctly, so you can keep them around healthily for as long as possible. In this blog, we would like to share the best tips to care for your indoor plants. #1: The right environment Before you choose an indoor plant, it is important to know which plants suits the spot you have in mind. Some plants need a lot of sunlight, others thrive in shade. Keep the humidity of a room in mind as well, as some plants need an increased humidity to grow. Have a look at a plant’s specifications and choose a plant that fits the location you have in mind. #2: The right amount of water One of the most important aspects of taking care of a plant is the right amount of water. Too much water can...

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How to take care of Cycas revoluta

  MyPalmShop     11-07-2023  

How to take care of Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta, also known as the sago palm, is a popular indoor plant due to its exotic appearance and easy maintenance. Despite that, you may have some questions about this plant, for example about yellow leaves or how much water to provide. We would like to help you take care of the sago plant Below, you can find a multitude of tips, so you can ensure the best looks and care for Cycas revoluta! Cycas revoluta yellow leaves Cycas revoluta would like to have sufficient light, although indirect. Avoid direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day. Place Cycas revoluta at a spot with a lot of light, such as near a window on the east or west. If your plant is placed in too dark of a spot, its leaves might yellow and eventually even die off. Cycas revoluta with yellow leaves is less appealing than with a healthy green look....

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Everything you should know about Fargesia bamboo

  MyPalmShop     07-07-2023  

Everything you should know about Fargesia bamboo Fargesia bamboo is a unique type of bamboo that is extremely popular due to their ornamental value, its non-invasive (clumping) growth and many advantages it brings. It helps you create a natural ambiance and is well suited to be used as a hedge or screen. Fargesia bamboo grows relatively fast and is easy to maintain. That is why it is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a sustainable plant to your garden. MyPalmShop will teach you everything you should know about the clumping Fargesia bamboos, from the different species to the best methods to plant and maintain them. Origin of Fargesia bamboo Fargesia bamboo originates from the mountainous areas of China and Tibet, where it grows on altitudes from 1800 to 4200 metres. Due to the extreme weather found in this area, Fargesia bamboo has developed itself as a remarkably...

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Everything you should know about Phoenix roebelenii

  MyPalmShop     04-07-2023  

Everything you should know about Phoenix roebelenii Phoenix roebelenii, also known as the dwarf date palm, is a popular palm tree that can be found in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It is used extensively as a palm tree for landscaping and is used frequently in parks, gardens and public areas such as squares. We will tell you everything you should know about the beautiful Phoenix roebelenii. Phoenix roebelenii palm grows slowly First of all, it is important to know that Phoenix roebelenii palms are very slow growers. It can take many years before it reaches its total height of 2-3 metres. This makes it an excellent choice for people who are looking for a slow growing plant that is easily cared for. Easy maintenance of Phoenix Roebelenii Another characteristic of Phoenix roebelenii is a strong and durable palm tree. This palm tree can sustain high...

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Dicksonia antarctica: everything you should know

  MyPalmShop     30-06-2023  

Dicksonia antarctica: everything you should know Dicksonia antarctica, also known as the soft tree fern, is a beautiful plant that provides any garden or exterior with an exotic appearance. If you are considering adding Dicksonia antarctica to your collection, you should know what to expect. That is why MyPalmShop is happy to explain everything you should know about the Soft Tree Fern. Origin of Dicksonia antarctica Dicksonia antarctica is an evergreen fern (although its leaves will die off with -5 degrees) that originates in South East Australia, particularly on the island of Tasmania. It is one of the oldest plant species still around and can reach ages of 500 years or older. The soft tree fern can reach a height of 10 metres tall with an impressive trunk and gorgeous, long leaves of up to two metres long (although in Australia they can reach up to four metres). Caring...

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Yucca rostrata: everything you should know

  MyPalmShop     27-06-2023  

Yucca rostrata: everything you should know If you are looking for a remarkable and strong plant for your garden, consider Yucca rostrata. It is also known as the beaked yucca and originates in the deserts of Mexico and Texas. MyPalmShop will explain more about Yucca rostrata below, so that you can enjoy this beautiful plant for many years to come. Description Yucca rostrata Yucca rostrata is an evergreen plant that belongs to the Agavaceae family. The plant has a trunk that branches at older ages and can reach up to 4,5 metres tal. The leaves are greyish-blue, stiff and pointy. During summer, it can produce white flowers that grow in clusters of 2,5 metres high. Taking care of Yucca rostrata To ensure that your Yucca rostrata remains healthy, it is important to provide the right care. Below you can find some tips: Watering: Yucca rostrata does not require a...

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