Foxtail Palm Trees In Your Yard
Native to Australia, the foxtail palm trees are tropical palm trees with lush foliage, vivid white flowers and brilliant red fruits. Easily started from seed, the foxtail palm trees are suitable for container growing and may be used as an interior planting if correct growing conditions exist. Containers must be large enough to accommodate the large root system. Seeds may be started in small containers and transplanted when germination occurs. The attractive foxtail palm trees grows most rapidly in a full sun area, but may thrive in partially shaded areas as well. The foxtail palm trees prefers a humid environment which may be provided by nearby fountains or pebble trays in the immediate area where it is grown. Seeds started in pots should be kept moist until germination occurs. Germination may occur as quickly as one month or take up to one year, but is most often accomplished within a three month time frame. Well drained soil and adequate watering, combined with appropriate fertilization ensure a low care beauty wherever it may be planted.
Easy maintenance is associated with the foxtail palm trees, as it is a self-cleaning specimen; meaning that spent leaves will die and drop from the tree as needed to facilitate new growth. While the foxtail palm tree is somewhat drought resistant, regular watering encourages optimum growth and a lush, exotic appearance. Regular watering is required until the tree is established, usually in one or two years. Caring for foxtail palms should include mulching, but mulch should not hug the trunk. Mulching helps retain moisture and discourages maintenance workers from accidentally injuring the trunk with mowers and trimmers. It also keeps weed growth down in the area of the foxtail palm trees.