BOTTLE PALM

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COMMON NAME Bottle Palm
BOTANICAL NAME Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
HEIGHT 10′
WIDTH 4′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 70 to 100 years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 32° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week for the rest of the season. Best results with regular irrigation, at least once per week. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE High
SALT TOLERANCE High
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to part sun
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a slow-release palm fertilizer with a 3:1:3 or 4:1:6 ratio three times a year, once in the Spring, Summer, and then in the Fall. Halt fertilizing in the Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunk.
FLOWER Small white-yellow flowers borne on branching inflorescences.
MONTH OF COLOR Spring
FRUIT Green unripe, blue-black ripe. Inedible, oval-shaped, 1.5″. berry. Ripens in the Summer.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Non-toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Very slow growing palm with unusual swelling at the base of the trunk. Excellent as a specimen plant or for containers. Install plant at least 6′ away from buildings. In locations susceptible to cold damage, wrap a frost cloth over and around the palm and tie securely to protect the day before a freeze. Remove promptly once the freeze has subsided.
PRICE 15 gallon $100