I really want to grow a single trunk King or Royal Palm here in zone 9b. Or more accurately I want a single trunk palm with a green crown shaft. I would grow it in a large container in an area with lots of sun. Winter here rarely goes below 30F. Maybe a few hours per year at most. So what's my best bet? Every King Palm I see seems to be multi-trunk? What would you guys suggest? To be honest I get confused between which is which.
The photo below is from Hawaii, I'm under no illusions I can get something like this :-)
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I have a Chinese Fan Palm growing in a container and it's starting to go yellow and brown. I live in an area that has hot, very sunny, rainless summers. I'm watering the palm with a drip line every 4 days for 30 minutes and I've fertilized twice in the last few months. New growth is coming and I've removed a few fronds recently that were really brown. The roots aren't water logged, the container has ample drainage and I've tried to test this by putting a wooden stake all the way down to the bottom of the container, it comes back out bone dry. Can I put this down to just hot dry summers and not enough water or do you think there is something else at work here?
I’m wondering if anybody has any experience with Royal Palms that have been damaged by lightning. Is there any chance my tree can be salvaged? It appears the lightning exited at the base of the crown shaft. New fronds are growing out of the hole created.
My gorgeous Roystonea regia mother palm has 100s of seedlings germinating beneath her. Some people consider the royal palm to be the most beautiful palm in the world. Given lots of sun, heat and water, these palms grow fast and get huge: 50-70' tall and up to 3' in diameter. Their gray/white trunks look like pillars of concrete and their fronds can weigh 50lbs. Royal seeds germinate readily given warmth and moisture. Royals are hardy to zone 9b, though they suffer cosmetic damage at temps below freezing. But their fast-growing habit allows them to recover quickly once warm temps return. Photos 1-2 show seedlings, photo 3-4 are of my mother palm. Palms will be sent via Priority Mail
Roystonea regia: 50 strap leaf seedlings = $20.00 for the lot
Shipping = $10.00 Seedlings will be sent without pot and soil with roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap & foil
Total = $30.00 Payment via Paypal
No shipping overseas. No shipping to HI.
Please PM me if you are interested
Hello, I am in need of a small watering can for indoor plants that I'll use for seed starting. All of my watering cans and stuff that I water with that I have turn up the soil even when I water lightly and can put the seeds at the top and mess everything up. Does anyone know of a small watering can that has a light stream that I can use for seed starting?