Roystonea regia, commonly known as the Cuban royal palm, Florida royal palm, or simply the royal palm. In Cuba, the tree is called the palma real or palma criolla. In India, where it is widely cultivated, it is called vakka
Roystonea regia, commonly known as the Cuban royal palm, Florida royal palm, or simply the royal palm is a species of palm which is native to southern Florida, Mexico and parts of Central America and the Caribbean.
Common name: Royal palm, Cuban Royal Palm Color: green Bloom time: summer Height: 49 to 66 ft Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care Collect your royal palm seeds as soon as they drop from the tree. Seal those you re not ready to plant in an airtight plastic container or a plastic food storage bag. Store them out of direct light at room temperature for up to a month.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 35 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Put on some work gloves to clean your royal palm tree fruits because the pulpy flesh that encases the seed contains a skin irritant.
Use a sharp, clean knife to remove the flesh.
Rub the seed vigorously with your fingers under cold running water to remove any remaining pulp or flesh.
Members of the royal palm genus grow in U.
Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11.
This makes them suitable for a Mediterranean climate and ideal for subtropical environments.
Royal palms can survive in partly shady conditions but thrive best in full sunlight, soaking up 8 hours or more per day.
Although royal palm trees are moderately drought tolerant, they grow better in conditions where watering is consistent.
A layer of organic mulch or wood chips over the area around a royal palm tree can help the soil retain moisture.
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