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Needle Palm Tree

Rhapidophyllum hystrix


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Needle Palm Tree Care

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Plant your Needle Palm in an area that receives full-partial sun (4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

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Water 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.



If 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.

Tropical Beauty in an Easy to Grow Palm

Year-Round Green Tropical Beauty
This Needle Palm is a lively shrubby plant known for its needle-shaped foliage and sharp spines at the base. Deep green leaves spring from a wide, textured trunk. Native to America, the evergreen provides a unique, lush display of greenery to enjoy all year.

Tall and Strong Palm
Full-grown, these palms are a rarity and extremely desirable. It's quite impressive when planted as your front yard centerpiece. Watch it grow to great heights, or bring it indoors. As a household plant, this palm acts as a natural humidifier and also detoxifies the air. This species is great for eliminating carbon monoxide and restoring freshness to the indoor air.

The Needle Palm is content in both sun and shade. This species prefers moist, well-drained soil and requires minimal fertilizer. As an added benefit, it's naturally pest and disease resistant, so it does not require harmful chemical sprays. Even the cold weather doesn't bother the Needle Palm.

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It is not easy to find Needle Palm in your local garden shop, but we've got a number of first-grade specimens available that we've reserved from our grower. Order yours today before we're sold out for the season.

Looking for more palm trees to add to your collection? Check out our guide to popular types of palm trees.

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Product Details

Mature Height:3-9 ft
Mature Width:6-8 ft
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Slow
Botanical Name:Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Does Not Ship To:AZ
Grows Well In Zones:7-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

Customer Reviews & Photos


Based on 59 reviews

jeffrey c.
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I am really pleased with

I am really pleased with my new needle palm and the service was excellent!

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Susan N.
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Needle Palm in New York 2015 to 2023

I originally bought this Palm Tree as a joke for my brother who would not stop talking about I want to move to where I have a Palm Tree in my yard. We are in New York on Long Island so we do get very cold winters and a lot of rain. He planted this in his yard in 2015. He moved it to several different locations when it was smaller and he just posted a photo of this tree today Which I have shared here. He's moving to Florida and I don't think he can take it with him. The one on the left is 2015 and the right was taken a few weeks ago.

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Nice item

Nice item

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Palm tree

The humanity look fantastic, planned it and right away so far. Everything is great and I love them. Thank you very much.

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Scott Z.
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So far so good

We'll see if we get through the winter. I plan to wrap it.

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