Growing needle palms is one of the easiest tasks for any gardener. This cold hardy palm plant from the southeast is highly adaptable to varying soils and sunlight amounts. It grows slowly but will reliably fill up those blank spaces in your garden and provide a green backdrop for flowers. Needle palm tree care is as simple as finding a good place for it and watching it grow.
Once you have it in the ground, needle palm tree care is mostly hands off. You should water it regularly until the plant is established, but then it can adapt to dry conditions or a lot of rain. Needle palm plants are slow growing, so although it isn’t necessary, you can use fertilizer twice a year to speed the growth. Use palm fertilizer that has extra magnesium and apply it in spring and late summer.