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You Will Need
- Well-draining soil
- Palm tree specialist
- Container (optional)
- Vermiculite (optional)
- Peat moss (optional)
- Potting soil (optional)
Plant the tree
Plant the dwarf palm where it will get full sunlight in soil that drains well.
Keep the soil moist
Keep the soil around the tree evenly moist. Water the tree daily for the first two weeks after planting by letting a hose run slowly at its base. Later, reduce watering to two or three times a week. Water in the morning or evening, not at mid-day.
Fertilize the tree two or three months after planting. Use a time-release fertilizer and follow the instructions on the package for frequency of application.
Consult a palm tree specialist
Consult a palm tree specialist when the tree needs to be pruned. The tree's foliage protects the tree from extreme weather and high winds, so over-pruning can harm the tree.