Many people love the tropics and when it comes to tropics, the first thing that pops on the mind from the usual scenario is the palm trees.
Palm trees can make people feel like they are on a holiday any time of the day.
They feel like the beach is right outside, waiting for them with old memories and promises of new ones.
Here are nine of the most popular palm trees and how to take care of them.
Alexander the Great. Alexander Palm is scientifically known as Ptychosperma elegans. Gardeners can rely on its beautifully green leaves the whole year through. It can grow up to almost 60 ft. It can survive full sun exposure and needs moderate watering. This tender plant loves humidity especially adult Alexander Palms. It is classified under USDA Zone 10.
The Cat who ate the Canary. The Canary Island Date Palm or biologically known as Phoenix canariensis is classified under USDA Zone 9-11. It can grow up to 65 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide. It needs full sun exposure and weekly watering until deep roots are established. By then, gardeners can decrease the frequency of watering. Gardeners should watch out for nutrient deficiencies shown through frond discoloration or spots.
The Glory of Guadalupe. Brahea edulis or Guadalupe Palm Tree can grow up to 30 ft tall and can survive partial to full sun exposure. It has low water requirement and can survive cold temperature as low as 20F.
Indian in the House. The Indian Date Palm or Phoenix rupicola can grow up to 20 ft. tall. It loves the sun but it can still survive even in partial sun exposure. It grows well in well-drained soils. It falls under the USDA Zone 10. Its seed germination can take one to three months.
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