Growing Palms: Tips at a Glance
Palms are tropical plants that also will thrives in USDA Zones 10-12; if your climate is cooler, consider growing them as potted houseplants.
- Type Tropical plant
- Lifespan Perennial
- USDA Zones 10-12
- Light Sun or shade
- Water Well-drained soil
- Crown Green topknot
- Design Tip Repitition
- Companions Banana trees, moss, cannas
- Peak Season Evergreen
Palms: A Field Guide
Palms trees are masquerading as trees; they’re actually a strain of flowering plant that split off from other perennials thousands of years ago (back in dinosaur times) to develop distinctive characteristics. Some look like trees, others like shrubs, and still other palms are vines.
Palms are tropical plants that grow from the tips of their trunks, from the apical meristem. If this point is badly damaged or removed, the plant cannot continue to grow and will die. Palms are tropical plants that also will thrives in USDA Zones 10-12; if your climate is cooler, consider growing them as potted houseplants.