Bottle Palm Tree Care View Full Planting & Care Instructions
SunlightPlant your Bottle Palm in an area that receives full sun (6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day).
WateringWater your Palm 2-3 times per week for the first month, then once a week for the remainder of the first year after planting. Keep the soil moist but well-drained, watering more in times of drought and less when there is rainfall.
FertilizingIf necessary, use a palm-specific fertilizer for your Palm. Slow-release fertilizer is best to allow the smaller root system to uptake what it needs. Apply close to the base and start in spring/follow specific fertilizer instructions.
Easy to Grow and Maintain
Prized for its one-of-a-kind look, the Bottle Palm sets itself apart, with a trunk shaped like an antique bottle of Caribbean rum and a standout silhouette that adds immediate value to gardens.
As it matures, this amazing palm becomes more and more bottle-shaped. Fronds depart, and the “bottle” gains shapely rings. So, you'll watch the Bottle Palm become more interesting and beautiful with age. The fully grown, stout “bottle” even becomes smooth. You’ll immediately benefit from an eye-catching tropical accent with a surprising array of features.
And with the Bottle Palm, your garden is a relaxing, tropical-inspired oasis. The Bottle Palm only grows 4 to 6 fronds with arched, feather-shaped leaves. This small number of fronds means that the palm won't compete for space, making it a great choice for busy garden beds.
If you care well for your Bottle Palm by growing it in temperatures above freezing, with water and mulch, the no-nonsense plant rarely needs trimming. The Bottle Palm is an easy choice for growers who want to create a personal paradise with little work.
Even better? The Palm is perfect for both pools and shorelines. Bottle Palms have been tested on the coastlines of South Florida, Southern California and Hawaii, where they are easy to grow and maintain. The unique palm tree easily withstands salty air and ocean spray and is also naturally resistant to insects, disease and chlorine.
Occasionally water its leaves, and your Bottle Palm will be a shapely, healthy companion for your indoor pool, outdoor pool, or seashore patio. Just imagine spending long afternoons basking by the water, as the dwarf Bottle Palm catches a light breeze and filters dappled shade on your tropical drink.
Plus, the Bottle Palm thrives as well in a container as it does in the ground. Because it’s a slow grower and has a shallow, small root ball, this palm tree doesn't need constant repotting. Expect the same Bottle Palm to thrive in one pot for many years. You can freely plant 2 to 4 palms together in a large container for a sensational, eye-catching centerpiece that will enhance sunny entryways, living rooms, home offices—and any other spot you’d like to highlight.