How To Grow and Care for Licuala Grandis

Elegant leaves of the Licuala Grandis palm

Licuala grandis (lik-oo-AH-lah GRAHN-dis) is an incredibly elegant-looking, slow-growing palm hailing from the lowland rain forests of the Solomon Islands and the Vanuatu Islands near Australia’s coast.  This perennial member

Areca Palm Plant Growing and Care

potted Areca palm growing in shade outdoors.

The Arecaceae family has a whole host of unique plants from across the globe. One of these is the Areca palm, formally known by the botanical name of Chrysalidocarpus lutescens.

Learn How To Grow A Cat Palm

fronds of the Cat Palm cat palm (Chamaedorea Cataractarum)

The “cat palm” or botanically Chamaedorea cataractarum palm [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 America and

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 palm [roh-bel-EN-ee]. The small pygmy date palm hails

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

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 palm tree in the Arecaceae family and Syagrus genus.  It is native to South America, particularly Uruguay, Paraguay, northern Argentina, and

Date palm – The Edible Date

Phoenix dactylifera, also known as the True Date Palm, is a member of the Arecaceae family of plants.  These attractive perennial trees originated in the Middle East, Western Asia, and