... are of excellent ornamental value In ROCKHAMPTON NORTH EAST QUEENSLAND in AUSTRALIA they need very little care and grow slow.
I grow my plants in pots. Full sun and well drained mix. They offset and grow slowly but are faster than a lot of other terrestrial bromeliads. The leaf colour is great and leaves are approaching 500 mm long, so a wide spreading rosette with possibly 10 leaves. Heavily armed so positioning away from pathways is advised. Here in Central Queensland we get a hot humid summer and dry mild winter. As long as the plants get plenty of air movement, sun and excellent drainage they are reliable and easy. Very drought tolerant. The plant shape is beautiful. I remove young pups to maintain a neat shape. Highly recommended regardless of flowering. Submitted on 15/04/2007 by GEOFF BREEN email@example.com
win € 75 worth of seeds
If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture
by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.
Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most
appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation
success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the
best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona
Completely revised and updated Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches
Our rating: Suitable for: all The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.
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