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Palm / Adonidia Single 9FT
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Palm / Adonidia Single 9FT

Latin name:

Adonidia merrillii

Plant Type:

Palm

Description:

Medium sized palm with a smooth, ringed, brownish trunk. Leaves featherlike, about four feet (120cm) long with many leaflets. The bases form a prominent crown shaft grasping the upper part of the trunk.

Origin:

Philippines

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Season:

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

High humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take:

1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and reduce water during the winter. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed monthly with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release palm fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds in the spring. It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while. Gardening Tips & Care: Clean the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth. Do not let it sit in water!

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