Puerto Rican Hat Palm
Puerto Rican Hat Palm, Sabal Causiarum
Puerto Rican Hat Palm, also known as Sabal Causiarum, is a tall and majestic palm tree that is native to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. It can reach heights of up to 60 feet and has a crown of fan-shaped fronds at the top.
In landscaping, Puerto Rican Hat Palm is often used as a focal point or accent plant and can add a tropical feel to any outdoor space. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade and is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 through 11.
One of the unique features of Puerto Rican Hat Palm is its resistance to strong winds and hurricanes, making it an ideal choice for gardeners in coastal areas. Additionally, the tree's large size and impressive appearance make it a standout in any landscape.
Puerto Rican Hat Palm is generally low-maintenance and requires minimal pruning or care, although it may require occasional watering and fertilization during periods of drought. The tree also produces small, black fruit that is edible but not usually consumed due to its bitterness.
Overall, Puerto Rican Hat Palm is a stunning and hardy palm tree that can add a touch of tropical elegance to any garden or landscape. If you're considering growing a Puerto Rican Hat Palm in your area, make sure to check your specific USDA plant hardiness zone and consult with one of our palm expert for further advice on care and maintenance.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||50-60 ft.|
|Mature Width:||10-14 ft.|
|Foliage:||Green with thick trunk|
|Uses:||Accent Plant, Focal Landscape Palm|
|Characteristics:||Wind Resistant, Fan Shape Canopy
|Soil Conditions:||Works well on most soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Outdoors with the Hat Palm, your garden is a more tropical-inspired oasis. The Hat Palm only grows several fronds with fan shape canopy. 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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