Known as excelsa palm , it belongs to the Arecaceae family and the Trachycarpus genus, which is made up of about 10 species of dioecious palms that originate in the most mountainous regions of Asia. With the right conditions they can be grown anywhere in the world, and their best known species are Trachycarpus fortunei, Trachycarpus wagnerianus or Trachycarpus takil.
It also receives other common names, such as raised palm, Fortune palm, excelsa palm, garden palm or foot palm. It is a slow-growing plant that can reach 10 meters in height, with very large, one-meter wide fan-shaped leaves and dark green color. Its flowers are scented and small but occur in long and showy hanging clusters of more than half a meter in length. In AgroCorrn, we show what the care of the exalted palm tree is.
Main cares of the excelsa palm
- Location: it is ideal for large gardens and for both isolated and group setting. At its younger age you can use it as an indoor plant, but always with very large pots so that its roots grow without problems. If you have it indoors, it should be in a very well lit place.
- Climate: it needs to be in full sun and totally protected from the wind. It can withstand frost if it is outside.
- Soil: it is not very demanding in this sense, its only requirement being that it can retain some moisture, so clay is the best option. Always add some organic matter.
- Irrigation: it has to be regular so that the soil can always be somewhat humid, but with great care that it does not puddle.
- Compost – Apply mineral fertilizer a couple of times in the spring and organic fertilizer once in the fall.
- Pruning: it does not need it but you can do it to remove dry, old or damaged leaves.
- Pests and diseases: they are very resistant in this sense, being practically impossible for them to contract any.
- Multiplication: it is usually done by seeds sown in spring, but since it is so slow growing it is best that you acquire the specimen in a specialized place.
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