Growing palm saplings

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Growing palm saplings
Requirements
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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
609,7364,420 MagicMagic icon.png
Inputs (10,679,664)Outputs (11,289,400)
200 × Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed (10,677,800)200 × Filled plant pot.png Filled plant pot (600)8 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,264)200 × Palm sapling.png Palm sapling (11,289,400)

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 33 363 320.68 545,156
Apple tree seed 27 6 99 83.68 142,256
Willow seed 30 3,749 4,116 357.68 608,056
Banana tree seed 33 4 97 83.68 142,256
Teak seed 35 91 284 183.68 312,256
Orange tree seed 39 2 79 67.68 115,056
Curry tree seed 42 42 237 185.68 315,656
Maple seed 45 30,103 30,936 823.68 1,400,256
Pineapple seed 51 219 500 271.68 461,856
Mahogany seed 55 3,339 4,095 746.68 1,269,356
Papaya tree seed 57 3,532 4,442 900.68 1,531,156
Yew seed 60 69,904 71,086 1,172.68 1,993,556
Palm tree seed 68 53,389 56,447 3,048.68 5,182,756
Calquat tree seed 72 107 424 307.68 523,056
Magic seed 75 138,201 141,031 2,820.68 4,795,156
Dragonfruit tree seed 81 178,629 181,240 2,601.68 4,422,856
Celastrus seed 85 88,793 91,465 2,662.68 4,526,556
Redwood tree seed 90 24,713 28,075 3,352.68 5,699,556

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