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How to Take Care of a Dwarf Palm Tree

Watch more Lawn Care videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips when caring for a dwarf palm tree. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Plant the tree Plant the dwarf palm where it will get full sunlight in soil that drains well. Tip If you plant the tree in a container, use a soil mixture of one part vermiculite, one part peat moss, and one part potting soil. Make sure the container allows water to escape freely. Step 2: 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. Step 3: Fertilize 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. Step 4: 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. Did You Know? While vacationing in Fiji in 2006, Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards suffered a concussion after falling out of a palm tree.
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