The Plant List

Arecastrum romanzoffianum

Common: Queen Palm
Family: Arecaceae
Origin: Brazil
Zone: 9, 10
Light: Full sun
Soil: Prefers good drainage. Tolerates different types of sandy soil.
Water: Regular water during dry periods.

The Queen palm has a single, usually straight, ringed trunk and a graceful crown of soft leaves. Evergreen. Fine texture.

Foliage is pinnate and dark green

Decorative orange fruits during cool months. Can be planted as an avenue tree or in groupings.

Fertilize at the beginning of the rainy season. Avoid areas of high wind. Low maintenance. With fertilizer, grows quickly to 60 feet.

Propogation by seeds, which are 3/4 inches long and covered with fibers.

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