By climate change virginia
Hi is there a hardy alternative to bottle palms that can survive in zone 8a I don't care about the leaves the leaves can be pinnate palmate either one is fine. Thanks.
So this is my 2 y/o bottle palm the survived two winters here proving that they can grow in 9a
Transferred recently purchased 7 gallon Bottle Palm into slightly larger container, and am now concerned that the leave's bent-over ends and/or slightly brown ends indicate issues (too much water, not enough water, transfer shock, etc...?)
For reference, when I first transferred it five days ago, I merely used the soil that was in the nursery's 7 gallon pot, and added some mulched potting soil around the perimeter where there was a gap. However, I failed to include a rock base, so drainage was likely an issue. I watered (maybe about 1 gallon) each afternoon on two consecutive days (top soil within the pot was dry prior to watering). Being concerned about the prospective lack of drainage, I removed the palm and pot on the third day, then added a rock base below the pot, and added pea gravel to the bottom of the pot, then replaced the palm with original nursery soil and the same mulched potting soil.
I then watered that day and the next (again, maybe 1 gallon or a little less each time). I did not water today, and took the pictures about 6:30 PM tonight.
The palm sees full sun (albeit through screen) about 7-8 hours each day. Temperatures in our area of Florida since potting have been in the upper 80s / low 90s, with humidity in the high 80s%.
On another note, I trimmed off the boots this morning, and think I did a decent job.
Hoping I'm just being a little paranoid.
Any and all help greatly appreciated!
Hello everyone, looking to purchase some bottle palm seeds or a seedling. They look gorgeous growing and thought it would be fun. Any recommendations on a good place to purchase? Also thinking of putting a bigger bottle (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) in a pot, how difficult would it be to keep it alive in arizona growing under a covered patio?
Thanks guys and gals!
So I have not seen much about the other bottle palm, the Gaussia princeps. Mine has been growing for close to 3 years, and is slow but consistent with only a couple of new fronds per year. I know they like heat, which is why I planted mine in front of a west facing wall, so it would get both the afternoon sun and the reflected heat of the afternoon sun. I have sandy well drained soil, which they also appreciate. If you are growing this palm, please share your photos and growth experience.