How to Care for Palm Trees

Caring for palm trees can be a fun and rewarding if you know what you are doing. I this article I am going to reveal my secrets to successful palm tree care. I’ve learned them over the years working at the nursery and in my own garden. The key factors are: selecting the right palm, planting, watering, fertilizing, trimming and cold protection. Choosing the right palm tree It all starts with choosing …

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Princess Palm Tree – Dictyosperma album

princess palm tree

The Princess Palm Tree, scientific name Dictyosperma album, is known for its ability to withstand hurricane winds. The Princess Palm Tree has a similar appearance as The King Palm. This is a very elegant graceful palm that likes warm humid weather and will be a great addition to any landscape. You can also grow it indoors. Buy Small Princess Palm – 4 ft » Princess Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: …

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Parlor Palm Tree – Chamaedorea elegans

parlor palm tree

The Parlor Palm Tree, scientific name Chamaedorea elegans, is native to Guatemala. It is a small slow growing palm great for small gardens. It also one of the best indoor plants. This palm is very easy to grow and maintain. New shoots may appear at the base of the plant. They give it a dense appearance, and may be used for propagation. Buy Small Parlor Palm – 3 ft » …

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Mule Palm Tree – Butiagrus nabonnandii

Mule palm tree

The Mule Palm Tree, scientific name Butiagrus nabonnandii, is a hybrid between Pindo Palm and Queen Palm. This palm is rare and expensive. It can tolerate cold, wind and drought. Very durable palm that can be grown in the USDA Zone 9a. Buy Medium Mule Palm Tree – 7 ft » Mule Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: Butiagrus nabonnandii Common names: The Mule Palm Tree is also known as Butia …

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Metallica Palm Tree – Chamaedorea metallica

metallica palm tree

The Metallica Palm Tree, scientific name Chamaedorea metallica, is native to Mexico. This palm has a foliage with a dark metallic blue-green sheen hence the common name Metallica Palm. This palm is usually planted in a group of two or three. This is slow growing small palm that is perfect for small landscapes. It can also tolerate low lights making it perfect for indoors. Buy Small Metallica Palm Tree – …

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Macaw Palm Tree – Aiphanes minima

Macaw Palm Tree

The Macaw Palm Tree, scientific name Aiphanes minima, is native to insular Caribbean from Hispaniola to Grenada. This palm is very spiny with single brown trunk and arching feathery fronds. This palm should be grown outdoors only. Buy Small Macaw Palm – 3 ft » Macaw Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: Aiphanes minima Common names: The Macaw Palm Tree is also known as Devils Palm Tree. Family: Arecaceae Origin: It …

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Key Thatch Palm Tree – Thrinax morrisii

key thatch palm tree

The Key Thatch Palm Tree, scientific name Thrinax morrisii or Leucothrinax morrisii, is an endangered species. It is easy to grow and maintain. This palm can easily adjust to variety of different conditions. It would be a great addition to any landscape. It is often planted as a single specimen or in groups of three to accent an area. It is also can be used as a entryway palm at …

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Cuban Petticoat Palm Tree – Copernicia macroglossa

Cuban Petticoat Palm Tree

The Cuban Petticoat Palm Tree, scientific name Copernicia macroglossa, is native to Cuba. The unique feature of this palm is its fan-shaped leaves that have no petioles. If not removed, dry old leaves form a “petticoat” giving them palm “dressed” appearance, hence the name Cuban Petticoat Palm Tree. This slow growing palm can tolerate drought and is cold hardy. It can also be grown indoors. Buy Small Cuban Petticoat Palm …

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Cuban Belly Palm Tree – Acrocomia crispa

cuban belly palm tree

The Cuban Belly Palm Tree, scientific name Acrocomia crispa, is one of the most beautiful palm trees in the world. This Cuban native palm is very drought tolerant, and tolerant of alkaline soils. This palm needs to be grown outdoors. This palm is expensive, but is definitely worth the money. Buy Medium Cuban Belly Palm 5 ft – 8 ft » Cuban Belly Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: Acrocomia crispa. …

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Coyure Palm Tree – Aiphanes horrida

coyure palm tree

The Coyure Palm Tree, scientific name Aiphanes horrida, is exotic and rare palm tree with a gray trunk, that is covered in black spines. Coyure Palm is truly a collectors palm that will be great addition to any landscape. This palm doesn’t do well indoors and should be grown outside. Buy Small Coyure Palm – 3 ft » Coyure Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: Aiphanes horrida is also known as …

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Cat Palm Tree – Chamaedorea cataractarum

cat palm tree

The Cat Palm Tree, scientific name Chamaedorea cataractarum, is very similar to Areca Palm and Kentia Palm. It is an attractive trunkless palm that is often used as a house plant. A very popular combination used for landscaping is the Cat Palm with the Christmas Palm and Bismarck. It is cold hardy and can tolerate cold down to 25F. Buy Small Cat Palm Tree – 3 ft » Cat Palm …

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Buccaneer Palm Tree – Pseudophoenix sargentii

Beccaneer palm tree

The Buccaneer Palm Tree, scientific name Pseudophoenix sargentii, is a truly collectors palm. This palm loves warm tropical weather and is not cold hardy. Buccaneer Palm Tree has a self cleaning trunk and is very easy to grow. This extremely slow growing palm is perfect for small gardens. It can also be grown indoors or on the patio in the container. Buy Small Buccaneer Palm – 3 ft » Buccaneer …

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Blue Latan Palm Tree – Latania loddigesii

Blue Latan Palm

The Blue Latan Palm Tree, scientific name Latania loddigesii, is a flowering striking palm native to to Mauritius Island. This palm is very similar to Red Latan Palm and Bismarck Palm Tree. The Blue  Latan Palm Tree can also grow indoors. Buy Small Blue Latan Palm – 3 ft » Blue Latan Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: Latania loddigesii Common names: The Blue Latan Palm Tree is also known as …

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Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree – Copernicia baileyana

The Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree, scientific name Copernicia baileyana, is a rare palm tree that likes warm tropical weather and can tolerate cold temperatures down to 25F. Grows best in full sun with moist but well drained soil. It is a tough palm that can adapt to variety of different soil conditions and also tolerate drought. Buy Small Bailey’s Copernicia Palm – 3 ft » Bailey’s Copernicia Palm Tree Profile …

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Acai Palm Tree – Euterpe oleracea

The Acai Palm Tree, scientific name Euterpe oleracea, is a rare palm known because of its edible tasty fruits that are packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential omegas. These fruits are used in energy drinks, weight loss products,lowering cholesterol products and so on. Leaves may be made into hats, brooms, baskets, and mats. A single tree may produce thousands of fruits a season. This palm is not cold …

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Windmill Palm Tree – Trachycarpus fortunei

The Windmill Palm Tree, scientific name Trachycarpus fortunei, is one of the most popular palms because of its cold hardiness that makes is perfect for landscapes in USDA zones 7-11. This palm can be grown in states like Alaska, Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee and more. It is very easy to grow and maintain. Can also be grown indoors. Buy Large Windmill Palm – …

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True Date Palm Tree – Phoenix dactylifera

true date palm

The True Date Palm Tree, scientific name Phoenix dactylifera, is a close relative to Canary Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) and Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii). This is a cold hard palm that can tolerate cold temperatures down to 15F and will grow in the zone 8. This palm tree can also withstand large temperature fluctuations. Phoenix dactylifera is very easy to grow and maintain. This palm can be grown in …

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Triangle Palm Tree – Dypsis decaryi

The Triangle Palm Tree, scientific name Dypsis decaryi, is a very striking palm known for its tristichously arranged leaves that form a triangle. The palm is a great ornamental plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors in the open to show its unique shape. Buy Medium Triangle Palm – 8 ft » Buy Small Triangle Palm – 3 ft » Triangle Palm Tree Profile Scientific name: Dypsis decaryi Common …

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Travelers Palm Tree – Ravenala madagascariensis

The Travelers Palm Tree, scientific name Ravenala madagascariensis, is one of the most recognizable palm trees in the world for its spectacular fronds that range in color from orange to yellow to green.  It can adapt to a wide range of soils.  Travelers Palm Tree can create a wonderful shaded area in the yard or by the pool. Buy Large Travelers Palm – 28 ft » Buy Medium Travelers Palm …

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