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Palm

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Question: 51-5201
Can you suggest a palm for my conservatory? Tom, North Kingstown, RI

Mort's Answer:
Kentia and Areca are two popular indoor palms that require little care. Howea forsteriana and H. belmoreana or Kentia are the most popular florist palms. Kentia are dark green and tough with drooping, graceful leaflets. H. belmoreana has curly leaves, while the forsteriana leaves are flat. Chrysalidocarpus lutescens from Madagascar or Areca palm requires a little more care. If you lower the heat at night to 60, Areca palm would do quite well. It likes to be root bound. Often called cane palm because of the yellow stalks, it has an olive green feathery plume. This plant is also a popular palm of florists and is often sold as Areca lutescens. Some folks misinterpret the yellow canes as a problem and over water. Chrysalidocarpus in Greek means golden fruit. This refers to another specie, which has yellow fruit. Do not fertilize palms in the winter and be careful about excessive watering.

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Question: 476-511
Can you suggest palms for my conservatory? Tom, North Kingstown, RI

Mort's Answer:
Kentia and Areca are two popular indoor palms that require little care. Howea forsteriana and H. belmoreana or Kentia are the most popular florist palms. Kentia are dark green and tough with drooping, graceful leaflets. H. belmoreana has curly leaves, while the forsteriana leaves are flat. Chrysalidocarpus lutescens from Madagascar or Areca palm requires a little more care. If you lower the heat at night to 60, Areca palm would do quite well. It likes to be root bound. Often called cane palm because of the yellow stalks, it has an olive green feathery plume. This plant is also a popular palm of florists and is often sold as Areca lutescens. Some folks misinterpret the yellow canes as a problem of overwatering. Chrysalidocarpus in Greek means golden fruit. This refers to another specie, which has yellow fruit. Do not fertilize palms in the winter and be careful about excessive watering in winter.

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