Palm Tree Farming

Are you eager to know the common processes and things to learn in palm tree palming?

Taking care of a palm tree is a difficult task if you lack of knowledge about these interesting trees, therefore it is very important for you to become skilled at tree farming with our simple tips on how to take care palm trees effectively.

Palm Tree Farming, from Passion to Business

Do you have a great passion in cultivating and farming of palm trees? If yes, why don’t you use your big knack in farming palm trees and convert your habit into a profitable business of producing palm tree products.

Palm tree or referred as “Arecaceae”, is not just a typical tropical plant but this interesting tree provides particular products that are useful for us such as delicious dates and the palm leaves which is commonly used during Easter Sundays. Palm trees are also used in landscaping and you often to see some gardens in your neighborhood bearing this exotic tree. That’s why palm tree farming is considered as a business prospect if you want to earn from taking care of these valuable trees. However, before you start to build-up your farm it is important for you to learn its different types as well as the factors you need to consider for your model Palm Tree Farm.

Types of Palm Trees have listed some of the most popular palm trees that can be cultivated locally, here are the examples:

  • Coontie Palm (Zamia pumila) – This typical type of palm tree is mostly used in landscaping because of its bonsai-size appearance that stands around 3ft. in height. It is also perfect specie for gardens since it can be planted in pots or urns and can be used as indoor or outdoor ornament, too. This plant is a slow grower but easy to maintain and can survive even in the hottest days of summer.
  • European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) – This specie grows up to 15 ft. and one of the popular palm trees today because of its adaptability to climate and well drained soils. In the United States, this is one of the favorites and often seen on patios and verandas.
  • Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) – Another favorite in landscaping, this palm tree is a fast grower and stands about a height of 6 ft. This specie is native of the southeastern lands in the United States and a perfect ornament for patios and terraces.
  • Queen Palm – This type of palm tree is easy to find and a fast grower as well with little maintenance in growing this specie. Typically, Queen Palms are best for lining streets in the main roads because of its astounding beauty and size which normally can reach up to 50 ft.

Important Tips in Palm Tree Farming

In taking care of Palm trees, there are several factors that affect its growth. One of factor is the weather. So before you choose a palm tree to grow you should learn its tolerance in cold weather. There are certain species that can withstand lower temperature and some may not, which might cause damage to the plant.

Another factor is the susceptibility to diseases and health concerns of the palm trees. Fertilization is also important in your Palm Tree farm, so therefore you should read books and get tips from the experts so you can grow them successfully, especially if you plan to run it as a business.


  • dilip prajapati said on May 3, 2011
    we have 400 acre land in gujarat INDIA, i want to know about palm tree, which type of palm tree is useful for palmoil and about climate suitable for palmtrees.
  • AJAYI SAMUEL OLORUNFEMI said on October 27, 2011
    I want to develop an investment proposer on palmtree farming and palm oil production plants in Ondo State, Nigeria
  • jimoh nonye celestina said on October 27, 2012
    I want to invest in palm tree farming & oil palm production in √Čkiti State, Nigeria
  • rupal said on February 26, 2013
    i want to do oil palm tree farming please guide me how can i will do. my farm address : Gujarat, India. please send me some basic and useful information
  • Sudhir said on March 12, 2013
    Which are the most profitable cash crops that can be grown on a large scale in the coastal region of Kenya?
  • rocky said on November 10, 2013
    I am growing palm tree in Gujarat, what is the best way to increase growth and get rid of of any kind of disease to tree
  • nazirmalek said on June 27, 2014
    I am interested in farming of palm tree. let me know if any government help
  • jagat said on November 1, 2014
    I want to do oil palm farming so which type of weather and soil required in farming and my farm location is in gujarat dhandhuka and what is the approx starting cost per hacter of plantation
  • ajala olugbenga ibikunle said on November 4, 2014
    I have a ten acres of oil palm plantation located in iwo town of osun state, nigeria, pls give me some advice on how to improve on the farm.
  • Eric ofodirinwa said on February 22, 2015
    I have a palm tree farm about 300 tree, they recently started fruiting for the first time. Is it okay to harvest the fruit, will it harm future production?
  • Eric ofodirinwa said on February 22, 2015
    My farm is located in Oru East local government area in Imo State Nigeria. Is it okay to harvest the first set if fruit? my palm trees are 4 year old and recently started fruiting.
  •  said on June 19, 2018
    Thank you for the priceless knowledge you share here, I will love to know how to start up and run a palm oil refining and production plant. I need a strategic business plan that will pay off in the long run. Thank you


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