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.
My Roystonea regia is encompassed by a massive ring of adventitious roots coming from the basal plate. The roots are raised out of the ground and may become a trip hazard so I'm considering bringing over extra soil we mucked out of the end of our canal this past summer to cover this ring of roots, then applying mulch to hold that soil in place.
My concern is this: Will covering these roots with soil, then mulch lead to problems down the line? Do I risk causing damage or rot to my royal's roots or trunk? Should I skip laying soil entirely and just go with mulch alone?
The area underneath my bodacious and productive royal palm is packed with seedlings that germinated 6 to 8 months ago. Fall starts tomorrow and they can't stay there over the winter. If I can't find them new homes, I'll send them to the compost pile. People on PT have told me how difficult royal palms are to find - I got more than I can handle. So, I am selling them for $0.25 (a quarter) each. And they won't be tiny spikes - they will range from approx. 10" to 20" tall with established roots and 1-3 strap leaves. If you want to establish a grove of royals, start a royal nursery or gift friends and family with them, now is your chance to buy them in bulk. See below:
Roystonea regia 10-20" tall seedlings: $0.25 each
Shipping: to be quoted based on number of seedlings and destination (min $10.00) via Priority Mail. No shipping outside the US. No shipping to HI.
TOTAL: To be Determined
Payment via Paypal
PM me if you are interested
Sale lasts until seedlings are all sold or I send them to compost
Photos: Seedlings 1-4; Mother Palm 5
Hello everyone. A few weeks ago I posted about my landscaper possibly planting my Cuban royal a little too deep. I left it alone and last night I noticed the base of the trunk is soft when I push into it and can see small cracks. I immediately removed excess soil as you can see where the original soil line was from when the landscaper planted it. I was trying to avoid the trunk flare where it splits apart the trunk. Is this what is happening? Am I too late? Thank you for your help.
I was walking near south mountain in Phoenic as I often like going for long walks especially with everything being closed and such, and noticed a house with a large royal palm. I asked the owner if i could look around and he obliged and showed me around.
I'll start with the numerous Royals on the property. Here's the biggest one
Another big one, very robust and had more smaller ones planted on the left.
There were around 25 Royals planted in various spots around the property. Most were around thus size or somewhat smaller
He also had many other uncommon palms.