Although Florida is home to countless numbers of palms, the list of palms that are actually native to Florida is remarkably short, among them being the Florida Silverpalm (Coccothrinax argentata), so named because of the bluish-silver undersurface ... READ MORE
Among the short list of cold-hardy palms which can tolerate temperatures below freezing, the European Fan Palm (Chamerops humilis) is the only one native to - you guessed it - Europe. It is also one of the slower-growing palms, but its curved ... READ MORE
The Areca palm aka butterfly palm (Dypsis lutescens) like many other palms, is notable for high wind resistance. It also makes a great privacy screen plant due to its clumping growth habit, with multiple stems arising from a central growing ... READ MORE
Bamboo palms (Chamaedorea erumpens) and many closely related species in the genus, are among the few palms that thrive in shade and low-light conditions. For this reason, they are widely used as potted indoor palms and in interiorscapes. Their ... READ MORE
Most people probably know about the struggles faced by residents and businesspeople in Lee County and the rest of Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
But you might not know that farms dot the seaside landscape of Pine Island, off ... READ MORE
Fishtail palms (Caryota mitis) are distinctive in appearance and get their moniker from the unique shape of their leaflets which resemble the tail-fins of many common fish. Unlike most landscape palms, Fishtails can tolerate growing in shade, ... READ MORE
When it comes to lanscape palms, Pindo palms (Butia capitata) are remarkable in that they are one of the few cold-hardy palms, tolerating temperatures below freezing, without the customary 'freezer burn' typically seen on other palm species ... READ MORE
Although many palms resemble trees, because they are not trees in the strict botanic sense, many palms have unique growth requirements. In this article we'll review those for the Bismarck palm.
Bismarck palms may have a solitary ... READ MORE
Magnesium (Mg) deficiency is very common in palms in Florida. Why is that? It’s because our soils have very low cation exchange capacity (CEC) and are highly leachable. CEC is a measurement of the total negative charges in the soil particles, ... READ MORE
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A team of UF/IFAS scientists has reached a milestone in the fight against a widespread disease that affects palms throughout the southeastern ... READ MORE