Neanthe Bella Palm
Details: Neanthe Bella Palms are a graceful solid green palm that do well in fairy gardens or terrariums, but also do well in larger containers. They like bright indirect light like from a northern or eastern window. Neanthe bella palm grows upright and doesn’t get very wide or spread. Water when the soil seems dry.
Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 24-30 inches
Mature Width: 18 to 24 inches
Classification: Green Foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent light to Full sun (if outdoors)
Flower Color: Brown inflorescence
Foliage: Dark green, glossy
Soil Condition: Likes to stay dry
Water Require: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Hardy plant to keep indoors or outside
Does Not Ship To: AK, AZ, CA, HI, OR, WA
Light Requirement of Neanthe Bella Palm:
Indoors, Neanthe Bella Palm will tolerate fluorescent light, but prefer bright light from a windowsill for several hours. Eastern or western facing windows generally provide enough light for the Neanthe Bella Palm to be happy. Outdoors, Neanthe Bella Palm like to be in part to full sun.
Watering Neanthe Bella Palm:
Neanthe Bella Palm needs to dry out between watering, and they are prone to root rot and death. If you’re unsure about whether or not to water, do not water. The soil should be almost completely dry before watering again in containers. Outdoors, Neanthe Bella Palms should be located in an area that drains very well, as they will not tolerate sitting in water for extended periods. Sandy soil or mixing sand with the potting mix to transplant is generally a good idea to encourage drainage.
Fertilizing Neanthe Bella Palm:
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Neanthe Bella Palm. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Neanthe Bella Palms indoors or outdoors. Keep in mind that Neanthe Bella Palms tend to grow very slowly, even if they are fed regularly.
Best Growing Soil for Neanthe Bella Palm:
Neanthe Bella Palms need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have dry conditions. Adding sand to potting mix or mixing sand with existing soil outdoors helps with drainage. Avoiding an area with clay soil if planting outdoors would contribute to better drainage. Mixing in sand and avoiding clay are both beneficial steps to avoiding root rot.