Growing palm saplings
|Profit per instance|
|372,136 per instance|
|Minimum recurrence time|
|2,232,816 per hour|
|Skill requirements||Quest requirements|
85 needed for Dream Mentor, to unlock the spell "Humidify"
|Item requirements||Other requirements|
|Inputs (3,451,464)||Outputs (3,823,600)|
|200 × Palm tree seed (3,450,600)200 × Filled plant pot (400)8 × Astral rune (464)||200 × Palm sapling (3,823,600)|
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. This guide assumes all palm tree seeds are purchased on the Grand Exchange.
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. It is especially recommended to put in low buy offers overnight and slow sell the finished saplings, as the margins are already small relative to the price of a magic seed, and the GE tax eats heavily into the profit anyway.
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)||Seed Volume||Sapling Volume|
|Apple tree seed||27||5||204||194.68||330,956||21728||6972|
|Banana tree seed||33||1||96||90.68||154,156||15526||4852|
|Orange tree seed||39||7||98||86.68||147,356||14086||3282|
|Curry tree seed||42||3||248||240.68||409,156||12816||6681|
|Papaya tree seed||57||138||829||686.68||1,167,356||42077||40248|
|Palm tree seed||68||17,253||19,118||1,860.68||3,163,156||30510||44096|
|Calquat tree seed||72||42||502||455.68||774,656||27977||16786|
|Dragonfruit tree seed||81||151,928||157,708||5,775.68||9,818,656||6912||12175|
|Redwood tree seed||90||20,060||22,106||2,041.68||3,470,856||2800||5165|
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