Friday, July 2, 2010
The Foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is a popular palm tree in tropical Florida. It is a medium sized palm tree with a self-cleaning trunk and feather-like fronds. The Foxtail palm develops quickly and is quite adaptable. The palm can be grown in full sun to shade.The Foxtail palm doesn't have major pest problems.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sabal palm is a tree native to Florida and officially was designated to be the Florida state tree. Sabal palm is known as Florida palmetto, Cabbage palm, cabbage palmetto and Sabal Palmetto.
Sabal palm is tolerant of cold, drought, wind, salt, flooding, fire, hurricane, poor soil types and pests. It is cold hardy to 7-15 F and can be successsfully grown in zones 8 to 11.Sabal palm can grow in partial shade or full sun.
Sabal palm is a stately, rubust tree grows up to 50-90 feet tall with a spread of the crown from 10 feet to 20 feet.
Sabal palm may be propagated by seeds. Germination takes place in two weeks to four months.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Cocos nucifera (Coconut palm) is an economically important plant. It provides shelter, food, fiber, charcoal. The Coconut palm is used for products like soap, cosmetics, medicine, brushes, baskets, household utensils, mats, rope, fishnets, clothing and different types of food.The Cocos nucifera (Coconut palm) flourished in the humid tropics and subtropics in dense groves. It occurs in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Florida.