Hi there. I've lived in Chicago my whole life, but i've loved palm trees for as long as I can remember. Obviously they don't just grow outside anywhere near Chicago, so pretty much the only time I'm able to see them is either in a greenhouse, or when I go on vacation. For the past few months I've been considering getting a palm tree of my own, but I have a few questions/concerns since this would be pretty much my first time seriously caring for a plant. As of right now, I'm pretty sure I wan't to go with a Pygmy Date Palm tree, but I'm curious if that's a good choice. I love the way they look but if it's going to be a considerably difficult plant to care for it's probably not a great Idea. I'm also curious about it generally being "far from home" so to speak. I could easily keep it outside in the summer, but in the winter it would surely die, so i'd have to keep it indoors during colder months. the natural place in my opinion would be my bedroom (with a west facing window although I'm not sure if that really matters), but would that give it sufficient light? Finally, the size of the tree. Since i would have to move the entire plant at least 2 times a year, I would be keeping it in a pot, and it couldn't be a very tall plat. I was thinking i would get one roughly 2-3 feet tall, but I'm curious as to how fast the tree will grow. After all if it eventually grows to be 7 feet tall it wont matter what size I purchase. Anyways, I apologize if I missed some kind of etiquette as I'm pretty new to this forum, and thanks you in advanced for your replies.
Also if you have any images of pygmy date palms indoors, or in plants, or etc. , Please feel free to share them!
Hello, so I have some potted Sabal minors indoors that are doing well for the most part, but some seem to be "stuck" and just wont grow much. I am wanting to provide them with heat but they are in a small space. Does anyone know of anything that can safely provide a small area with heat for growing plants indoors? I could really use something like this, please tell me if you know about anything that might work!