Growing palm saplings

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Growing palm saplings
Requirements
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Palm sapling.pngPalm sapling.pngPalm seedling.pngPalm seedling.png
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Gardening trowel.pngPalm seedling.pngPalm tree seed 5.pngAstral rune.png
Skills
68 FarmingFarming icon.png, MagicMagic icon.pngrecommended
85 CombatMulticombat.png needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
Items
150,000,000+ recommended
Steam battlestaff
Gardening trowel
Quest
Dream Mentor
Other
Lunar Spellbook
Results
ProfitExperience gained
256,1364,420 MagicMagic icon.png
Inputs (8,994,264)Outputs (9,250,400)
200 × Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed (8,992,200)200 × Filled plant pot.png Filled plant pot (400)8 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,664)200 × Palm sapling.png Palm sapling (9,250,400)

Palm saplings are used to train Farming. Because it is time consuming and gives little to no experience, planting the palm tree seeds in filled plant pots to grow saplings is often skipped in favour of buying the saplings directly from the Grand Exchange. This opens up an opportunity to grow palm saplings for profit. Like all methods involving large amounts of buying and selling, which require a relatively high capital to start, it is recommended to test the market by growing one sapling first to make sure it is profitable.

To plant the seeds in the pots, use one of them on the other with a gardening trowel in your inventory. This produces a seedling. When all the plant pots are filled with seeds, cast Humidify to water them. These watered seedlings will take approximately five minutes to turn into saplings, but this will happen even when banked. Repeating this process quickly will make around 1,700 saplings an hour.

Saplings can also be watered with watering cans instead of Humidify, however this makes the process far more click-intensive and time-consuming.

Please note that palm tree seeds have a relatively low buying limit, so you may want to stock up on them beforehand, or grow several different trees at once.

Once you've finished making the saplings, sell them on the Grand Exchange. Maximise your profit by buying one sapling instantly, and selling all of yours for slightly less than that.

If for whatever reason palm trees aren't possible for you, this method can be very profitable with other seeds as well. Use this table to determine what the best seed for you is.

Tree seed Farming level required Seed price Sapling price Profit per seed Profit per hour (1700 estimate)
Acorn 15 19 272 242.68 412,556
Apple tree seed 27 4 170 155.68 264,656
Willow seed 30 1,713 2,147 423.68 720,256
Banana tree seed 33 6 98 81.68 138,856
Teak seed 35 36 306 259.68 441,456
Orange tree seed 39 3 73 59.68 101,456
Curry tree seed 42 8 298 279.68 475,456
Maple seed 45 27,591 28,636 1,034.68 1,758,956
Pineapple seed 51 290 820 519.68 883,456
Mahogany seed 55 2,487 3,103 605.68 1,029,656
Papaya tree seed 57 3,156 3,725 558.68 949,756
Yew seed 60 63,319 64,779 1,449.68 2,464,456
Palm tree seed 68 44,961 46,252 1,280.68 2,177,156
Calquat tree seed 72 58 477 408.68 694,756
Magic seed 75 119,604 122,117 2,502.68 4,254,556
Dragonfruit tree seed 81 170,735 173,636 2,890.68 4,914,156
Celastrus seed 85 79,684 81,210 1,515.68 2,576,656
Redwood tree seed 90 26,207 31,509 5,291.68 8,995,856

Due to constantly changing prices on the Grand Exchange, some information in this article may or may not be current.
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