Hello all! Just. Question. I am in the Phoenix area and last year I planted a beautiful royal palm. I noticed the base of the trunk was starting to Crack. My instincts were telling me that it's normal since the trunk is expanding. Today for a moment I thought, could this be sun damage? It is planted on an Eastern exposure in-between two homes. Hopefully it's normal and she is just getting chunky! Thank you for your time.
Credit : Shamus O’ Leary’s Tropical Fruit trees
My Copernicia rigida finally seems to have taken off this year with our record breaking heat waves. It's actually been planted in that spot for about 10 years now from a small seedling,but has just begun producing its first few upright fronds.Its been very slow for me, (maybe too much shade) but I'm hopeful it has an accelerated growth rate from this point forward.
Just received two Pseudophoenix Sargentiis in the mail from Florida. They look great! Whats the best route to take, to get these guys in the ground as soon as possible here in Arizona? Let them adjust to the weather here and keep them in pots in a shady area. Or is the summer in Florida pretty similar to the one in Arizona, that I can just put them in the ground? Or is there another route I can take. Thank you.