Saw palmetto - Plant
Description for Saw palmetto
Palm trees are a distinctive and potentially wonderful indoor plant. Mature palms often adorn public spaces and foyers, adding an elegant and distinctly tropical air to the decor. At the same time, very small, immature palms are sometimes used as desktop plants, kept in tiny containers.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sabal, Sabal Fructus, Fructus Serenoae.||-||-||6 to 8 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
Saw palmetto is found in sandy coastal lands or as undergrowth in pine forests in the Southeastern United States.
|Palm s prefer partial shade (or partial with some sunlight), as they are more than happy in low-light conditions.||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy soil : moist but well-drained.||Water the plant until the soil is evenly moist. Do not over water the palm plant or leave it sitting in water. Check often to be sure that the plant is draining properly.||They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.). They do tolerate central heating.||Feed your palm regularly during the growing season. If possible, use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micro nutrients and extra potassium and manganese. Potassium deficiency is especially common in palmsâ€”it shows up in yellowing or brownish fronds.|
Caring for Saw palmetto
- Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
- They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted unnecessarily.
- They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays. If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.
Typical uses of Saw palmetto
Special features: Palms create an air of elegance and splendor, especially when grown indoors.
Medicinal use: An extract from the fruit is used in herbal medicine today.It was commonly used to treat frequent urinary tract infections.
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