Common Palm Species - Palm Trees
Trees belonging to the family Arecaceae are called palm trees. Below are some commonly grown palm tree species. I am sure you are already aware of many of these. Now, lets have a look at each one of them.
Chinese Fan Palm
These are some wonderful houseplants that require a lot of watering and direct sunlight. Being hardy plants they will thrive indoors and in low light areas. If planted in soil they can attain heights of about 30 feet and more, can grow 50 feet tall. In pots they will not grow very tall. A slow grower which can be propagated easily with seeds.
More information on the Chinese fan palms at: Chinese Fan Palm.
A beautiful palm. Not hardy in nature like other palm trees. It has bamboo like stems(few stems grow from an underground bulb) and thin delicate leaves(almost opposite to the coarse leaves of Chinese fan palm). Water this plant regularly as it belong to tropics and is used to continuous rains. Prevent it from direct sunlight which can kill it. In its natural habitat it grows under the shade of thick trees. Finally, I would recommend this one for your houses, it is a beautiful must-have plant.
A common houseplant that is loved around the globe. You will often see this one in lawns. Like the Chinese fan palm, the sago palm also requires direct sunlight and a lot of watering. This plant grows really slow, prune its older leaves on regular basis to encourage strong new growth. Prevent the sago palms from frost.
The date palm, which provides us with tasty, nutritious and rich fruit, is commonly cultivated in many areas of the world fr its fruit, especially in middle eastern region. It normally provides fruit after 5-8 years of its cultivation. As of 2007, Egypt was the top date producing country with Iran being the second.
The ponytail palm is in fact a succulent. It is also known as the bottle palm and elephant foot. As you might already know or have read in the link I posted above that succulents store water in them for later use. The ponytail palm stores its water in an elephant foot like structure at the bottom or base of its stem. Provide this plant bright sunlight and let it dry before you water it. This one makes a beautiful houseplant for sure and is commonly kept in houses in many parts of the world.
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