Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fishtail palm

The Fishtail palm is definitely beautiful blooming plant having fishtail-shaped foliage. That is assigned to the genus Caryota which is categorised as the Caryota palm. The scientific name for the Fishtail palm is Caryota. There are approximately fifty various forms of Fishtail palms and about a dozen of them are well-known.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Australian cabbage palm

An Australian cabbage palm is a relative of an American cabbage palm. It is native to central Australia.Young plants have reddish colored fronds. An Australian cabbage palm is slow growing plant but very hardy.

Florida Palmetto

A Florida palmetto (Cabbage palm) is native to the Southeastern United States and the caribbean. This plant is known for its heart or terminal bud. The heart is used in dofferent salads in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. it has a pale ivory colr and nutty flavor.
A Cabbage palm is a popular ornamnetal palm tree known for its tolerance of cold, drought and salt spray. It can be used as a single specimen, in groups or in rows along avenues and streets.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mediterranean palm

A Mediterranean fan palm is a clustering fan palm that grows only about 10-15 feet high. It is a slow-growing palm tree. The fan-shaped fronds are silver-blur in color. The Mediterranean fan palm grows widely throughout the Mediterranean region.The Mediterranean palm is an exotic looking palm tree which is sutable for small gardens, patios and decks.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Indoor palm trees

There are some varieties of palm trees that can be grown inside. They are suitable for low light conditions and indirect light.

A list of indoor palm trees include: Sago palm, Pygmy Date palm, Kentia palm, Bamboo palm, European Fan palm, Parlor palm, Lady palm, Triangle Palm, Ponytail Palm.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cold Hardy Palm Trees

There are several species of palm trees that can tolerate cold weather and some degree of cold. These palm trees are called cold hardy palms.

The list of cold hardy palms: Rhapidophyllum hystrix, Nannorrhops richtiana, Sabal Minor, Trachycarpus Fortunei, Sabal Palmetto, Butia Capitata, Chamaerops Humilis, Washingtonia Filifera, Washingtonia Robusta, Phoenix Canariensis, Phoenix Dactylifera, Syagrus Romanzoffiana and Rhapis Excelsa.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Palmate and pinnate types of palm trees

There are about 3000 species of palm trees in the world. They can be either palmate-leaved (fan shaped) palm species or pinnate-leaved (feather shaped) palm species.

The well-known feather shaped species are:Arenga engleri, Butia capitata, Chamaedorea elegans, Chamaedorea microspadix, Dypsis baronii, Howea forsteriana, Phoenix canariensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Phoenix reclinata, Phoenix roebelenii, Syagrus romanzoffiana.

The common fan shaped species are Acoelorrhaphe wrightii, Chamaerops humilis, Corypha umbraculifera, Latania lontaroides, Livistona chinensis, Livistona decipiens, Nannorrhops ritchiana, Rhapidophyllum hystrix, Rhapis excelsa, Sabal causiarum, Sabal etonia, Sabal minor, Sabal palmetto, Serenoa repens, Trachycarpus fortunei, Washingtonia filifera, Washingtonia robusta.