Latanier Thief Palm Tree, Obi Island palm, Rare and Exotic
Thief Palm tree, Unique, Exotic and Rare, Loved by many for its tropical feel and beauty
Thief Palm, scientific name Phoenicophorium borsigianum, also known as Latanier palm, obi island palm. This exotic oval fan palm is well-known for its stunning green and orange spotted fronds. This elegant palm tree is great for patios, decks or shaded areas outdoors, keep away from direct sunlight. This magnificent ornamental plant is very unique, is native to the tropics of Southern Asia, is a very rare and hardy plant and can tolerate drought better than most other palms, so it is a great choice for a hands-off plant parent. This Palm is a striking houseplant that will become a statement in any space. Thief Palm are Loved by many for its tropical feel and beauty, it offers air cleaning properties, this slow growing easy care palm enjoys bright spaces and moderate watering to maintain soil moist.
PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• We believe in the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air.
• Filter indoor air by absorbing toxins, and removing harmful chemicals.
• Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity.
• Reduce stress and Fatigue by simply enjoying and caring for your plants.
• Add life to a given space, Plants are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Grow Zones: 4-9 Patio / 10-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: 1ft/Year
Mature Height: 7-10ft
Mature Width: 5-7ft
Growth form: Upright
Foliage Color: Green
Soil Conditions: Well drain organics mixes
Thief Palm can also be used as a focal point. Place it in a main entrance or a living room, it simply demands attention, this rare and exotic plant will demand attention from everyone that visits.
• Easy to care house plant, Great for indoor, apartment or office.
• Watering, allow the top inch of Soil to dry out, it may take 4-7 days, water slowly to allow the soil to moist evenly.
• Humidity, Most Tropical plants can benefit from regular moisture, a humidifier or regular misting is recommended.
• Bight Light as close to a window as possible if indoors, if outdoors full sun or shade works well.
• Repotting / Fertilizing, Once received Wait 4 weeks before repotting or fertilizing, Fertilize during Spring to Fall base on label instructions.
Care & Maintenance
Before purchasing a Thief Palm, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
Please note Thief Palm are susceptible to some yellowing and browning of the bottom leaves, stress from shipping and natural growth will cause the bottom fronds to yellow before browning, some level of maintenance is needed, trimming the frond once they begin to brown is needed, you may prune the frond from the bottom section of its own stem about an inch from the main trunk, this will also help the plant remain vibrant and promote new growth while exposing the main trunk.
How to Care for Thief Palm - Below see details on how to keep your new arrival healthy, happy and beautiful. If you’re a fan of indoor plants the Thief Palm is a great addition to any collection, is simple and easy to care for, thrives in neglect, like many other palm varieties such as Chinese Fan Palm, Cat Palm, Date Palm, Majesty Palm or Bamboo Palm, If you’re looking to expand your indoor tree collection consider a Palm, anyone of this tree will add a touch of grace and elegance to your home.
Water Management For Thief Palm - Thief Palm do enjoy frequent watering, plants purchased for indoors use can be watered less frequent, however frequency of watering will depend on the size of the plant, humidity levels and rate of growth. One of the most common mistakes in the care of indoor plants is overwatering, indoor plants are far more tolerant to underwatering than overwatering, Improper watering can result in fungal issues and root rot. It is recommended to monitor your houseplants and water them when they need it, rather than on a schedule. When watering plants the objective is to maintain the soil moist but never soggy, a moisture meter is a great tool to utilize to reduce the guesswork, We recommend to sample the top soil an inch deep every 3-4 days, if you notice is still moist hold off on watering until it dries further, since most plants water needs may be different this is a good way to determine each individual plant water requirements.
Water Recommendations base on pot size, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water.
6 inch Pot plants, every 5-7 Days, 10-12 inch Pot plants, every 7-12 days
Light - Thief Palm enjoy bright indirect light, they can adapt to lower lighting conditions, however if bright light is available it is optimal and will encourage a higher rate of growth. If outdoors it should remain in shaded areas, direct sun exposure will scorch its delicate leaves. You can place the Thief Palm near a window where the plant can receive the brightest available light, east, south, and west facing windows are the best options, we recommend to rotate the plant occasionally, this will allow the plant to receive bright light from different angles, it can minimize leaf drops from within the canopy and allow the plant to maintain even healthy growth all year round.
Humidity - Regular Misting is recommended, Many of our houseplants come from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry, occasional misting houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to the risk of overwatering your plants. Always pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting to keep the plant happy and thriving, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.
Placement and Temperature - Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, micro climates can affect the health of the plant, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from near by AC/Heating vents, or warm air if close to a freezer, the foliage will dehydrate faster than it can hydrate from moisture in the air or in the soil, eventually turning brown and dropping, when plants are properly watered and care for and still display signs of wilting or seem sad it may help to relocate the plant to a different area for brighter indirect light. Please note most tropical plants are from the tropics, proper moisture is required for their health and survival, we highly recommend to bring your tropical plants indoors when temperatures are expected below 45s during winter months or above 90 during summer months, extreme weather can severely damage the plant.
Fertilizing – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.