It’s time to take a vacation…to the backyard with the tropical Queen Palm. These fast growing trees will soon be the talk of the neighborhood.
There are numerous reasons to get your own Queen Palm…
- Low maintenance
- Edible fruits
- Adaptable to containers
- Nature attractant
- Landscape enhancer
The top of your Queen Palm arches over in the shape of a crown. Its long emerald leaves in the shape of blades are complimented by small orange fruits. The tree will launch off to incredible heights (50 ft) if planted in the ground in warmer climates. The oohs and ahhs from neighbors will be a constant!
Fruit for All
Not only does the Queen Palm look great, but it also bears clusters of small orange fruits that are deliciously edible. The taste is described as a cross between a banana and plum. Plus, you’ll become an avid bird watcher as droves of native and migrant species flock to taste the sweet flavor!
Low Maintenance for a Giant Beauty
The biggest thing to remember for optimal health of the Queen Palm is that it needs direct sunlight . Water regularly for the first week after transplanting the palm to the ground or container. After establishment, make sure to let the soil dry out on the surface before watering. Use a slow release high-Potassium fertilizer several times in the growing season.
If you keep the palm in a container and move it inside during the cold season, make sure it has access to a south-facing window. And don’t worry about pests and disease since this tree is not attractive to either. The best way to keep all diseases away is to cut back any dead or decaying fronds that can occasionally infect the Queen Palm. That’s it! Easy does it.