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Small Palm Trees: Perfect for Tight Spaces

These small palm trees are great for indoors! You can also easily display them on a small patio or balcony!

Perfect for small spaces or as underplants in larger landscapes, these small palms will add a sense of tropical elegance to your home garden.

1. Lady Palm

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Botanical Name: Rhapis excelsa

Height: Typically stays under 6 feet

The main attraction of this palm is its dark green, fan-shaped leaves that emerge from slender, bamboo-like canes. The Lady Palm is a lovely addition to snug spaces.

2. Bamboo Palm

Botanical Name: Chamaedorea seifrizii

Height: Generally reaches around 4-6 feet

Reaching about 4-6 feet, this palm looks like bamboo with its feathery, light green fronds. It is a nice choice for spaces with filtered light.

3. Dwarf Parlor Palm

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Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans

Height: Usually remains under 4 feet

This plant’s arching fronds and fine texture make it a must-have indoors. It thrives in low light conditions, making it best for bedrooms.

4. Chinese Fan Palm

Botanical Name: Livistona chinensis

Height: Typically stays below 6 feet

This small palm stands out with its round, fan-like leaves, making it an ideal tabletop plant. Just prune yellow fronds when they appear. The best part – it stays stubby!

5. Cat Palm

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Botanical Name: Chamaedorea cataractarum

Height: Usually grows up to 6-8 feet tall

With its dense, feathery fronds, it is excellent for creating a lush look in the rooms. Make sure you keep it where there’s plenty of indirect light.

6. Pygmy Date Palm

Botanical Name: Phoenix roebelenii

Height: About 4-6 feet tall

This palm sports arching fronds with delicate, narrow leaflets. Its feathery foliage creates a soft, tropical look, perfect for creating a focal point in small garden areas.

7. Sago Palm

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Botanical Name: Cycas revoluta

Height: Can be maintained at 2-5 feet

Though not a true palm, the Sago Palm‘s glossy, dark green fronds resemble fern leaves. It is perfect for gardens and living rooms, both!

8. European Fan Palm

Botanical Name: Chamaerops humilis

Height: Grow up to 6 feet

This palm features fan-shaped, silvery-green fronds that bring a Mediterranean vibe to gardens. Its compact size makes it excellent for compact yards.

9. Champion Palm

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Botanical Name: Hypophorbe lagenicaulis

Height: Grows up to 20 feet but can be maintained near 5-8 feet

The Champion Palm is a wonderful choice for a lawn or backyard. Its slender trunk and graceful fronds contribute to an elegant tropical aesthetic.

10. Dwarf Majesty Palm

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Botanical Name: Ravenea hildebrandtii

Height: Usually 4-7 feet

The Dwarf Majesty Palm is compact with lush, dark green fronds. If you are looking to add a tropical flair to your patio, don’t miss this one!

11. Dwarf Palmetto

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Botanical Name: Sabal minor

Height: 2-6 feet tall

With fan-shaped leaves, it’s an excellent choice for tiny rooms. You can also go for the fast-growing Sabal minor ‘McCurtain.’

12. Coontie Palm

Botanical Name: Zamia integrifolia

Height: 1-3 feet tall

Just like Sago, Coontie is not a real palm, but its fern-live leaves and distinct charm make up for it. This small palm is well-suited for tight spaces and containers.

13. Needle PalmSmall Palm Tree 13

Botanical Name: Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Height: 4-5 feet tall

This palm’s resilience and compact size make it an excellent choice for tight spaces. It is perfect for patios, balconies, and entryways.

14. Atlas Mountain Palm

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Botanical Name: Chamaerops humilis var. argentea

Height: 5-10 feet tall

The Atlas Mountain Palm has fan-shaped, silvery-green fronds. It looks lovely near pools and driveways.

15. Ponytail PalmSmall Palm Tree 15

Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata

Height: 1-4 feet tall

The Ponytail Palm is best for tabletops! Its slender trunk and long, arching leaves will create a charming statement wherever you put it.

16. Dwarf Sugar Palm

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Botanical Name: Arenga engleri

Height: 6-8 feet tall

Known for its graceful fronds and compact size, the Dwarf Sugar Palm is a beauty! You can keep these in the bedroom, near large windows, or any sunny spot.

17. Palas Palm

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Botanical Name: Licuala grandis

Height: 5-7 feet tall

These small palm trees have a sleek stem with circular leaves that stand out. Whether placed in gardens or larger indoor areas, they thrive and look stunning.