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
187,536Magic 4,420
Inputs (6,340,064)Outputs (6,527,600)
200 × Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed (6,338,400)200 × Filled plant pot.png Filled plant pot (400)8 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (1,264)200 × Palm sapling.png Palm sapling (6,527,600)

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.

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 27 227 191.68 325,856
Apple tree seed 27 7 90 74.68 126,956
Willow seed 30 927 1,282 346.68 589,356
Banana tree seed 33 6 180 165.68 281,656
Teak seed 35 53 155 93.68 159,256
Orange tree seed 39 6 106 91.68 155,856
Curry tree seed 42 11 229 209.68 356,456
Maple seed 45 19,875 20,962 1,078.68 1,833,756
Pineapple seed 51 160 408 239.68 407,456
Mahogany seed 55 898 1,140 233.68 397,256
Papaya tree seed 57 2,105 2,594 480.68 817,156
Yew seed 60 58,873 60,681 1,799.68 3,059,456
Palm tree seed 68 31,692 32,638 937.68 1,594,056
Calquat tree seed 72 97 274 168.68 286,756
Magic seed 75 165,118 166,117 990.68 1,684,156
Dragonfruit tree seed 81 155,046 156,442 1,387.68 2,359,056
Celastrus seed 85 63,538 66,948 3,401.68 5,782,856
Redwood tree seed 90 18,234 20,091 1,848.68 3,142,756

Due to constantly changing prices on the Grand Exchange, some information in this article may or may not be current.
It is strongly recommended to check the live prices on the Grand Exchange before making large investments in any method.

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