Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
SALOttawa

Royal vs Majesty Palm identification

Recommended Posts

SALOttawa

Someone near me is selling what he believes to be you g Royal palms. To me, they look like more common majesty palms. Would anyone know how to tell them apart. I have attached their picture of the palms. If you can help,I would appreciate it. Thanks

 

 

495D10B9-7D10-4FAF-AA7F-9855796760B7.webp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Silas_Sancona

First thought is Majesty, based on how the leaflets are arranged, but wish i could see how the bases / trunks look.. Would help since Royals can look similar at that age / size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JLM

Looks quite similar to my Majesty, this image was taken earlier this year.
20210608_100541.jpg.3d1b7e8198904010ee176971afd833b9.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JLM

Also something of note, it looks like that in the image posted, there is more than one palm in the pot. This would suggest that its a Majesty, since you know how big box stores are. Ive never seen a Royal in a big box store, but im pretty sure they are sold as solitary palms. I may be wrong on this conclusion though.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GottmitAlex

Well said. One usually does not happen upon doubles or triples of Royal palms in a pot. But majesties, oh yeah!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SALOttawa

Thank you for answering. Your info was great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oasis371

They are DEFINITELY Majesty Palms, no comparison.  Royals have much thinner leaves.  At the juvenile stage, a Royal may be confused with a Queen, but still quite distinct.  

Majesty palms do not overwinter well as you probably know and Royals are just about as bad inside (both are very prone to pests such as scale and mealy bugs).  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
D Palm

Not a Royal. I grow them from seed. The rootball is way to huge to grow in clusters like that. Also, they grow very upright and close while young.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...