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Bismarckia Palm - Plant

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Bismarckia is a monotypic genus of flowering plant in the palm family endemic to western and northern Madagascar where they grow in open grassland.
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Description for Bismarckia Palm

The Bismarck palm s stout trunk and symmetry of the huge crown lends a formal note while the startling blue green foliage amplifies the visual impact of this big beauty.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Satra, satrabe, satrana Gray to tan in color - above 25 meters Easy.

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun but is tolerant of some shade. Well draining. Once established this palm is drought tolerant. 90-100F Fertilize the Bismarck palm with a quality palm fertilizer six weeks after planting. Continue with a fertilization schedule of three times per year. Apply in early spring, summer and fall.

Caring for Bismarckia Palm

  • Bismarck palms are easy to grow in the right environment as they are adaptable to a wide range of soils and prefer to have good drainage as the Bismarck does not like to have root rot.
  • The Bismarck Palm can adapt to either Acidic or Alkaline soil and prefers to be watered directly into the root system or sprayed through the palm heart.
  • When planting the Bismarck palm make sure to not to cover up any part of the trunk, as this will lead to problems as the Bismarck Palm is susceptible to be eaten by microorganisms that live naturally in soil and other mediums

Typical uses of Bismarckia Palm

Special features:

Ornamental use: From a cultural point of view, this species has been found to thrive in more tropical and humid environments around the world but has also had success in drier, desert areas. This palm is best planted where it can serve as a focal point. Planted against a dark backdrop of foliage, it serves as living sculpture adding drama and interest to the landscape.

References

    http://www.junglemusic.net/articles/Bismarckia%20nobilis/bismarckia_nobilis.html http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Arecacea/Bismarckia%20nobilis/141

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