Bottle Palm, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Bottle Palm, as the name implies as it matures will resemble a bottle.
The Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is a unique and striking palm tree that is native to the Mascarene Islands of the Indian Ocean. It is named for its distinctive bottle-shaped trunk, which can grow up to 10 feet tall and 8 inches in diameter. Prized for its one-of-a-kind look, the Bottle Palm sets itself apart from other palm varieties, this tropical palm becomes more bottle-shaped as it matures, and a standout silhouette that adds immediate value to gardens.
Here are some more interesting facts about the Bottle Palm:
Overall, the Bottle Palm is a beautiful and exotic tree that can add a touch of the tropics to any landscape or indoor space. However, it is important to note that this palm is not suitable for all climates and may require special care in order to thrive.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||10-15 ft.|
|Mature Width:||5-6 ft.|
|Foliage:||Green with thick reddish trunk|
|Uses:||Interior Foliage, Accent Plant, Complements other plants|
|Characteristics:||Arching leaves on bottle like trunk|
|Soil Conditions:||Works well on most soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Bottle Palm is fun, distinct, and hardy. Bottle palms are low maintenance and adaptable to most indoor environments, it's growth habit is very slow, is very drought tolerant, it requires very little care. So, you'll watch the Bottle Palm become more interesting and beautiful with age.
Indoors this palm is ideal for people with very little time or who travel regularly. The Bottle Palm will be perfectly happy being watered twice a week and left alone to soak up the bright light.
Outdoors with the Bottle Palm, your garden is a more tropical-inspired oasis. The Bottle Palm only grows 4 to 6 fronds with arched, feather-shaped leaves. This small number of fronds means that the palm won't compete for space, making it a great choice for busy garden beds. This distinct plant brings a little fun to any space in your garden
PLANTING, Palms can be planted all year round in tropical zones, select an area with FULL SUN to partial shade, ornamental palms are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established palms are highly adaptable and drought resistant. When planting dig a hole twice as wide than your new plant's root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the plant deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
Repotting, Topical Palms can grow exceptionally well in pots for long periods of time, you'll only need to repot approximately every other year, do maintain a feeding schedule, the longer is kept in its existing pot the more nutrients are needed to maintain the plant happy and healthy. Once your Palm outgrows its original container, you can increase the pot size by 2 inches each time you repot to accommodate new growth.
Fertilizing, no need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 3-5 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Fertilize during spring to summer base on label instructions. You may use a fertilizer formulated for tropical plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration.
Light, Thrives in Partial Shade, can tolerate full sun.
Water, twice a week indoors, mist fronds 2-3 times a week to increase humidity and simulate it s native tropical environment. outdoors twice a week during the first growing season, after that rain water will suffix.
Pruning: Regular maintenance is needed, Palms will naturally shed lower fronds as new shoots are formed, Simply remove or cut off any fronds as they turn yellow or brown. This improves the look of your plant and stimulates new green fronds to grow healthier.
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