The Queen Palm tree, scientifically known as Arecastrum romazoffianum and commonly regarded as Coco plumasa or Syagrus romanzoffianum. Queen Palm is native to Paraguay, Northern Argentina, and Brazil. It is widely known for its high tolerance to any weather condition and rapid growth in moist soil.
Queen Palm trees can grow one of its trunks to be as tall as 20 meters. They are usually chosen for areas with landscape and help add a tropical ambiance to a garden.
Queen Palm prefers the sandy loamy and can survive in very warm summer temperatures. But they require more care and shelter when still young to make them grow faster. They don’t really require much sunlight at a tender age and can be fed with fertilizers during warm temperatures at about 60 degrees. They also require constant watering of their leaves and trunk to remove harmful pests and insects.
Queen Palm tree can develop in a garden with limited space and offer a picturesque environment of an elevated garden. Other tropical weeds can also be planted around them to create a vertical flow garden design.
It is advisable to transplant the Queen Palm tree in a container that is 3 inches bigger than the previous shelter. A pre-purchase soil mixture and good drainage should be used. This soil can also be developed manually by making about 25 to 50% changes in the organic soil with peat moss and fortified sawdust. Also, Queen Palm tree should be transplanted outdoors during late spring or early summer in an area, not less than 25 degrees F. The soil should also be dug 8 inches deep and 3 feet wide for the outdoor transplant of the Queen Palm tree
The Queen Palm tree can be catered for by regular trimming down of the brown leaves that are very close to the trunk. Spraying can also be incorporated to prevent insects like spider mites and other pests from habituating on the tree. The plant requires regular watering during summer and fertilizers can also be added too. The tree can grow into an attractive arch that could be as long as 10 to 15 feet long and it can be compared to the strength of King Palm.
For a fully grown Queen Palm tree, it can be watered with 1 or 2 buckets of water once every 3 weeks. They can also get satisfied with just rainwater and sometimes the soil might need to be dried a few days before it is watered once again.
Queen Palm tree usually requires direct access to sunlight so they prefer growing in a bright environment but do not enjoy extreme cold weathers below 15 degrees F. it is recommended that the leaves be tied together in a windy climate.
The Queen Palm tree can develop one rigid trunk and has the ability to retain its greenish leaves throughout the year as it belongs to the evergreen class of trees and its ostrich-like leaves can infuse a tropical elegance to any garden.