Dioon Edule Care: Growing The Mexican Cycad

Dioon edule leaves and cone

Hailing from the coastal region of Mexico around Nuevo Leon, San Luis, and Tamaulipas, Dioon edule (dy-OH-awn ED-yew-lay) is a perennial hailing from prehistoric times.  Its scientific name translates roughly

How To Care For Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm- Palm Coast Florida

Hailing from the Canary Islands, Phoenix canariensis (FEE-niks kuh-nair-ee-EN-sis) is a relative of the true date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) and produces edible fruiting, if unpalatable, dates. It is the equivalent

Dwarf Date Palm Care: Growing Phoenix Roebelenii

Multi Pygmy Date palm - Phoenix Roebelenii

Phoenix roebelenii (botanical name) [roh-bel-EN-ee-eye] is also known as the dwarf Pygmy Date palm. The plant is also often referred to as Robellini [roh-bel-EN-ee]. The small pygmy date palm hails from

BAMBOO PALM Plant: How To Care For The Chamaedorea Seifrizii

The beautiful bamboo palm

Let’s talk about Chamaedorea Seifrizii the indoor bamboo palm tree! Chamaedorea seifrizii (kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh see-FRIDZ-ee-eye) is a member of the Arecaceae family hailing from forested regions of Central America – Honduras, Guatemala, and

Caring For Bismarck Palm

The silver fan fronds of Bismarckia Palm

Bismarckia Nobilis [biz-MAR-kee-uh, NO-bil-iss] is a flowering palm tree native to Madagascar.  It’s the sole species in the Bismarckia genus. Bismarckia Nobilis is commonly called Bismarck Palm.  Named for Otto

Tips On Rhapidophyllum Hystrix Care

Rhapidophyllum Hystrix - Needle Palm

Rhapidophyllum Hystrix (rap-ih-doh-FIL-lum, HIS-triks) is a shrub-like evergreen perennial species from the Arecaceae or the palm family.  It is the only plant in the Raphidophyllum genus and is native to

How To Grow Chamaerops Humilis

Cluster of Chamaerops Humilis

Chamaerops humilis (kam-AY-rops, HEW-mil-is) is a slow-growing evergreen flowering plant species from the Arecaceae or the palm family.  Native to the western and central Mediterranean regions, Europe and North Africa,

Washingtonia Robusta Care Tips

Washingtonia robusta (Mexican fan palm)

The Mexican fan palm or botanically Washingtonia Robusta [Washing-ton-ee-a, roh-BUS-tuh] is a flowering species from the Arecaceae or the palm family.  Contrary to what the plant’s scientific name suggests, the

Learn How To Grow The Pindo Palm

silver Butia Capitata Palm

The Pindo palm – Butia capitata [BEW-tee-uh, kap-ih-TAY-tuh] is a low, thick trunk, stocky perennial palm tree with tremendous tolerance for cold temperatures. It is and known as one of

Coontie Palm Care Tips

CLuster of the coontie palm - zamia

The coontie palm or botanically Zamia Pumila [ZAM-ee-uh, POO-mil-uh] is a small cycad from the family Zamiaceae and related to the popular cycad known as the Sago palm (Cycas revoluta).

Learn How To Grow A Cat Palm

fronds of the Cat Palm cat palm (Chamaedorea Cataractarum)

The “cat palm” or botanically Chamaedorea Cataractarum [kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh, kat-uh-RAK-tar-um] is a small perennial palm plant from the Arecaceae family.   It is a native plant of Central American and Southern

Howea Forsteriana Kentia Palm Care Tips

Kentia palm care comes with a rich history few indoor houseplants can claim. The upright “Kentia palm Howea Forsteriana” with its beautiful, arching, dark green leaves has graced the background

How To Grow Dwarf Palmetto Palm (Sabal Minor)

Sabal Palm (Dwarf Palmetto)

As evident from the common name, Dwarf Palmetto [pahl-MET-oh], also known by its scientific name Sabal Minor [SAY-bal, MY-nor], is one of the smaller plant varieties from the family Arecaceae,

How To Care For Queen Palm Syagrus Romanzoffiana

fronds and green fruit of the Queen Palm (Syagrus Romanzoffiana)

Syagrus Romanzoffiana [Sigh-AY-gruss, Roe-man-zoff-ee-AY-nuh] is a well-known ornamental garden tree in the Arecaceae family.  It is native to South America, particularly Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and eastern Brazil. This Queen Palm tree (syn.

Caring For Indoor Palms

Rhapis excelsa – Lady Palm Outstanding for container culture. Bamboo-like canes and fan-shaped leaves. Temperature range of 50-70 degrees. Partial sunlight to shade. Moist soil. Older plants will stand 18