The Joey Palm Tree, scientific name Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, is an exotic palm with large undivided green leaves that will make any area or landscape feel much more tropical. It is also a great addition for any home or office.
Scientific name: Johannesteijsmannia altifrons
Common names: The Joey Palm is also known as Diamond Joey Palm, Diamond Joey.
Origin: This palm is native to Southeast Asia.
Appearance: This evergreen has no trunk. Striking diamond shaped fronds emerge right from the ground. The leaves are large and can get up to 10ft long.
Flowers/Fruits: It produces creamy flowers that are followed by fruits.
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate. Joey Palm Tree can grow up to 10 – 20 ft tall and 10 -15 ft wide. Good quality fertilizer can accelerate the growth.
Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.
Cold Tolerance: Joey Palm Tree can tolerate cold temperatures down to 25F. The root system is very sensitive to the cold and should be protected if temperatures drop below freezing. It is great for growing in the USDA Zones 9b (25 to 30 F) to 11 (above 40 F).
Light Req: Shade to partial shade.
Water Req: Moderate. It loves high humidity. It is very easy to overwater it so make sure to provide good drainage.
Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.
Propagation: Propagated by seed.