What is the best light exposure for a palm houseplant?


Growing a palm plant indoors requires providing it with the bright but indirect sunlight of a lower canopy tree daily. A room with a bright southern or eastern exposure is usually most successful.  Rotate your palm's pot weekly so that all sides of the plant receive equal light. Palms will tolerate poor light conditions but their health will slowly deteriorate. In summer, you can place your plant outdoors in brighter (but not direct) light. Acclimate it to this change in venue slowly.

Read more about caring for your plant in our Guide to Palm Houseplants.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service 


  • Last Updated Apr 11, 2023
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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