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  Family :   Arecaceae/ Palmae

Palms are evergreens, mostly tropical, with wood like stems belonging to the Palmae family. There are about 2800 species and 300 genera of palms. They have an exotic appeal which makes them a perennial favourite. Most palms are like trees with single trunks. In palms, the leaves will develop from a single bud atop each stem, unfolding like an accordion or a fan. Leaf bases encircle the stem, at least early in their development. The stems of mature palms are tough and woody.

The palm leaf consists of a petiole (leaf stem) and blade (the main body of the leaf). Based on their leaf structures, palms are classified into two basic categories; i.e, fan shaped (palmate) or feather shaped (pinnate) compound leaves. Each type have its own kind of structure. In most pinnate palms, the blade is divided into leaflets and they attach to the rachis, an extension of the petiole through the blade.

Most palms grow as single-stem trees, but some develop multiple stems from a single root system. The thickness of the stem ranges from a pencil to more than a meter.

 Types of Palms
Fiji fan   Ruffled Fan   Majesty   Sago   Red Sealing Wax
Fiji fan   Ruffled Fan   Majesty   Sago   Red Sealing Wax
Questions of
 Questions & Answers
 1.  Posted on : 19.1.2010  By  :  larie Kent , hawaii View Answer (0) Post Answer

How do i groom my seal wax palms. Can I take the new growth out with roots and try to get them to grow with out hurting the main trunk. they are eight feet high and I just planted them

 2.  Posted on : 13.9.2009  By  : , santa barbara View Answer (1) Post Answer

I just bought two majesty palms at home depot.I heard there shade plants and love water. How true is this and what kind of soil should I put them in? There 10-12 feet tall,and there going in the ground.and How much cold can they handle at night time


I have seen these planted in the ground here and they were huge. They were positioned on the southwest side of the house(protected from north winds which can be severe here). My guess to minimum temperature would be 40 degrees. Remember: these are topical NOT desert palms which can take colder temps. Hope I have helped!

  Posted By :Robert , Houston, Tx | On 6.1.2011
 3.  Posted on : 13.6.2009  By  :  Jarnail , Ludhiana View Answer (0) Post Answer

Can u get me guide to growing Palm Majesty in our home lord.kindly explane it is possible thats possible then do it.

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