Growing palm saplings

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Growing palm saplings
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Farming 68 , Magic recommended
Combat level 85 needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
150,000,000+ recommended
Steam battlestaff
Gardening trowel
Dream Mentor
Lunar Spellbook
ProfitExperience gained
348,136 Magic 4,420
Inputs (7,979,264)Outputs (8,327,400)
200 × Palm tree seed.png Palm tree seed (7,977,800)200 × Filled plant pot.png Filled plant pot (400)8 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,064)200 × Palm sapling.png Palm sapling (8,327,400)

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 54 363 301.68 512,856
Apple tree seed 27 8 291 275.68 468,656
Willow seed 30 432 979 539.68 917,456
Banana tree seed 33 6 234 220.68 375,156
Teak seed 35 70 370 292.68 497,556
Orange tree seed 39 5 115 102.68 174,556
Curry tree seed 42 8 263 247.68 421,056
Maple seed 45 17,991 19,030 1,031.68 1,753,856
Pineapple seed 51 52 325 265.68 451,656
Mahogany seed 55 1,092 1,750 650.68 1,106,156
Papaya tree seed 57 4,379 5,364 977.68 1,662,056
Yew seed 60 53,225 55,605 2,372.68 4,033,556
Palm tree seed 68 39,889 41,637 1,740.68 2,959,156
Calquat tree seed 72 134 806 664.68 1,129,956
Magic seed 75 134,255 136,796 2,533.68 4,307,256
Dragonfruit tree seed 81 186,488 187,805 1,309.68 2,226,456
Celastrus seed 85 85,494 88,618 3,116.68 5,298,356
Redwood tree seed 90 43,711 45,492 1,773.68 3,015,256

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