If you live in Southern California and you have thriving King Palm trees (or Giant White Birds of Paradise), I would love to know your watering schedule. I’ve have my Birds and Palms for 10 months and I’m still trying to get them thriving, but not having much luck. They are the best they’ve ever been currently, but not the best the could be. How do you water in this horrible clay soil?
So this royal is pretty thin for its size and I want a fat royal in my yard I've seen other royals this hight and size have a much wider base and stem this one is thin and spindley. I would like to change that and make it as fat as possible before it starts trunking in a year or 2 because once that happens you can't change the thickness of the trunk.
After all that palms ( most notably the extra tropical ones ) have been though this year, you would think they might get a break, but no the abuse doesn’t stop ! The hotel that homes two of the tallest royals in Texas had a trimming job done on there palms (even though it was completely unnecessary) the one Royal on the right looks especially bad.
I believe more likely than not they will bounce back (again) however it is December so it’s more risky.
I have a few mature king palms and one of them is totally wet on one side. I’m not sure what this is or what it means but if it was from dew or rain I would have expected it on all of them.
I’m in Santa Ana, CA.
Hello all! Just wanted to share an update on my cuban royal palm. I planted this bad boy in the ground in March of 2020. This summer it has skyrocketed! I believe the bigger spacing means it's growing fairly quickly per frond.