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Pandanus utilius

Common Names: screw pine Family: Pandanaceae (screw-pine Family) Description Screw pine is a palmlike evergreen with an upright stem (trunk) to 30 ft (9 m) or more high, and many horizontal spreading branches. At the end of each branch is a spiral rosette of long, linear leaves armed with small reddish...
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Palm Tree Care Guide

Palm trees are perfect for adding a tropical touch to your garden. But to keep your palms looking their best, make sure you know exactly what they need. There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer — it all depends on the type of palm you grow. First, determine where you...
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How To Germinate Palm Seeds

Over the years I’ve tried many different methods to germinate palm seeds. Some methods that I’ve tried are very complex, but I’ve learned that for most species, the simpler techniques work just fine. Presented here are the results of my experiences over the years: an easy method which...
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Growing Areca Palm as indoor plant

Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention. below we will discuss about growing areca palm in the home. Areca Palm Houseplant Info A...
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Phoenix Dactylifera

Common Names: date palmFamily: Arecacea/Palmae (palm Family) Description Although there are many palms that we call “date palms”; pygmy date palm(Phoenix roebelenii), Senegal date palm (Phoenix reclinata), Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) are just a few. However the “true” date palm from which the tasty fruit is obtained is Phoenix dactylifera which...
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Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Common Names: needle palm, porcupine palm Family: Arecacea/Palmae (palm Family) Description The needle palm is a terribly talented plant that is beautiful, rugged, extremely cold hardy, fast growing and one of my landscape favorites. Rhapidophyllum hystrix is a small shrubby fan palm that grows to about 6 ft...
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