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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Palm
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
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 Palm
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
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
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.