By D Palm
I live in N Florida in between Lake City, Fl and Jacksonville, Fl. I planted this Royal behind my red shed last summer. It took some leaf damage but had since put out a new spear this spring. I clipped the fronds and moved it to a sunny spot. The root ball has grown about 3x the size and I plan on moving it close to the south side facing part of my house to help protect it more. I mulched the base for winter and threw a blanket over it a couple of times. I travel for work so most of the time these palms are not protected. The only spear pull I had were the queens but they are all nicely recovering and everything is very thirsty waiting for summer rains.
My Chamaerops humilis that I had for about five years now and I leave unprotected has finally flowered!
By Paradise Found
Butia catarinensis is a small short butia only growing 9' tall with a thinner trunk. And is hardy to 14F. So far I have not had any damaged spear or leaves the last five years.
This year the new spear is opening and it pretty long & nice looking palm in my opinion. Check it out and I highly recommend this Butia.
Out of all the coconut varieties in the world, which one would you say can handle cool temps for the longest?
I've been admiring this huge cycad for nearly 30 years at the German American Social Club in Cape Coral, FL. It has 3 trunks and is about 15' tall and wide. I have no idea what genus and species it is so maybe someone can tell me. I've been meaning to take photos all these years but never had a camera close by. Today at our outdoor band rehearsal I got my chance.
Unknown Cycad, Cape Coral, FL