Bottle Palms for Sale in Florida
Have you had a client ask you to find bottle palms for sale in Florida? Look no further than Palmco. With three generations of palm growing experience, we can tell you everything you need to know about bottle palms.
Our family owned business was established in 1984 and is located on charming Pine Island. Palmco is one of the largest palm tree plantations in the country with more than 600 acres of palm tree production. We grow over 20 species from the rare and exotic to the most abundant and widely used.
When you trust Palmco for all your palm tree installations, you can rest assured that your palms will arrive on time and in pristine, ready to plant condition. And, you will have access to some of the most experienced and educated palm tree experts to help ensure that your planting is successful and your clients are pleased.
A Bottle Palm Education
Since your client has specifically requested a bottle palm in his or her residential or commercial landscape, let our experts tell you all you need to know about bottle palms!
Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis). These palms hail from the Mascarenes, a set of islands off the east coast of Madagascar, out in the middle of the Indian Ocean. These particular islands are home to a host of curious flora and fauna. Because the bottle palm is relatively small in size, only reaching heights of 12 feet tall, it makes a perfect accent piece.
The bottle palm is incredibly eye-catching. Its bizarrely swollen trunk and stunted height are quick to draw attention. While many people assume that the tree is storing water in its odd-shaped trunk, that is not the case. No one really knows why it looks the way it does.
Bottle palms love well-drained soil and do very well in areas that provide them with environments similar to the beaches they are used to. For this reason, they also require a good deal of water and irrigation. Though they can tolerate Florida’s dry seasons, it is best to ensure that they are supplemented.
These are also salt-tolerant palms and they do best in warmer areas. Bottle palms are definitely not cold-hardy and will experience damage to their fronds when temperatures reach 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If that happens, leave the cold-damaged fronds alone. They will serve as protectants for the new fronds that will emerge in warmer weather. In the spring, you can trim the damaged fronds. And, make sure to start a fertilization schedule at that time as well. Use a slow release fertilizer for best results.
Should your client not realize the necessary growing requirements for the bottle palm, it may help to have some backup suggestions. Here are a couple of other unique-looking palms that might work in that situation:
Foxtail. This quick growing palm is most noted for the visual markings derived from its leaf scars. These will reflect a copper color when hit by the midday sun. It gives the Foxtail an otherworldly appearance. Plus, the fluffy fronds are unique to this species making it stunningly beautiful.
Mule. This is an eye-catching beauty you won’t see everywhere. It is one of the hardiest feather palms and is a man-made hybrid between the Pindo and Queen palms. Its slightly curved trunks have a coconut-like appearance, giving the palm a tropical appeal. The Mule Palm grows fast to about 20 feet, is extremely cold hardy and will flourish in Zones 8a to 10b.
You will find bottle palms for sale in Florida at Palmco, but remember that there are many other options to meet your needs as well. For further assistance, or to place an order, please give us a call at (239) 283 1329.