Mother nature presented us with a huge variety of palm species, just to give you an idea, there are currently over two thousand different palm types cataloged by science. And in today’s post we will deal with one in particular, the Imperial Palm.
The Palmeira Imperial, scientific name Roystonea oleracea, has an interesting curiosity that is directly related to the history of our Brazil. They report that in 1809, the regent prince Dom João VI planted the first seedling of Imperial Palmeira on Brazilian soil.
Henceforth it was not long before the plant became a symbol of aristocracy and monarchy. However, the species has become so popular today that it can be seen in projects of all kinds, from the most luxurious to the simplest.
Features of the Imperial Palm
The Imperial Palm Tree stands out for its size. This species reaches up to 40 meters in height. The leaves of the Imperial Palm are exuberant and can reach up to five meters in length resulting in a canopy of up to twenty leaves arranged erect and horizontally on the upper palm.
The Imperial Palm tree blooms in spring in long bunches of up to 1.5 meters long in white. After flowering, in early summer, the Imperial Palm produces small fruits that attract wild birds, especially macaws, parrots and caturritas.
How to plant Imperial Palm
The Imperial Palm is usually planted from seedlings that are already at least 60 centimeters tall. Planting should be done in the final location in a properly sized plant ditch with a mixture of coarse sand and organic fertilizer or NPK 10-10-10 fertilizer. Another important detail for the good development of the Imperial Palm is the sun exposure. This species needs full sun and should be planted in a location that has abundant sunlight.
Although preferring the tropical and warm climate, the Imperial Palm can be grown in mild climates, however, in places of constant cold and frost, the plant may not survive.
How to Care for the Imperial Palm Tree
Caring for the Imperial Palm is simple and basically requires watering and fertilizing. Watering should be done periodically, especially while the plant is still under development. Once mature, the rainwater itself is enough to keep the plant healthy. However, in the driest times of the year it is advisable to water manually.
The fertilization of Imperial Palm should be done regularly with palm fertilizers and organic fertilizers. In general, the plant responds very well to fertilization and grows quickly with the aid of fertilizers.
The pruning of the Imperial Palm should be done by cutting the leaves that are dry or about to die, but never trim them for aesthetic reasons, as the palm may suffer irreversible damage.
Imperial palm tree in landscaping
The Palmeira Imperial always stands out in a landscape project. The best way to use Imperial Palm in a project is to plant it in large locations, as in small locations it tends to be disproportionate. Another way to use the Imperial Palm Tree in landscaping is to form rows that result in an ornate path, ideal for avenues, boulevards and walks. Group planting of the Imperial Palm is also another good alternative.
Palmeira Imperial: price and where to buy
The Imperial Palm can be purchased from landscaping stores and garden centers in seedlings of usually two inches or larger. The price will vary depending on the size of the palm tree, but on average a small seedling costs about $ 40.
So, is there room for an Imperial Palm tree? In this case, be sure to check out the inspiring suggestions on how to insert the Imperial Palm Tree below:
Picture 1 – Imperial Palm tree at the entrance of the house in company of other palm species.
Picture 2 – Want a more tropical landscape than the one that joins palm trees with pool?
Picture 3 – Already here, palm trees bring custom shade for those who prefer to stay by the pool.
Picture 4 – No wonder the Imperial Palm has this name, notice the majestic bearing of the species.
Picture 5 – In this garden, the duo of Imperial Palms stands out unanimously.
Picture 6 – House on the beach suits what? Imperial palm tree.
Picture 7 – Still growing, but already demonstrating all its ability to beautify outdoor areas.
Picture 8 – The Imperial Palms bring imposing to the project of the house as a whole.
Picture 9 – When planting an Imperial Palm Tree at home make sure that the place has enough space to house up to 40 meters high that the plant can reach.
Picture 10 – Here in this facade, the Imperial Palms seem to guard the house.
Picture 11 – Mother palm and daughter palm: see what an interesting composition among palm trees of different sizes.
Picture 12 – The Imperial Palm tree is beautiful when planted in rows to form paths.
Picture 13 – Like in this garden, where palm trees have created a green wall around the main path.
Picture 14 – Even though small, these Imperial Palm Trees already offer a great shade.
Picture 15 – The white of the house forms a beautiful contrast with the intense green of the Imperial Palms.
Picture 16 – Tall, Imperial Palm trees reveal their leaves in the highest part.
Picture 17 – A great landscape advantage of Imperial Palms is that the species harmonizes with different styles of architecture.
Picture 18 – Palm trees are also great for ensuring that rustic look to the house.
Picture 19 – Tropical climate in the middle of the mountains.
Picture 20 – The Imperial Palm can also be planted alone and become the highlight of the garden.
Image 21 – But of course this does not prevent you from forming a composition of two or more palm trees.
Picture 22 – A big difference from imperial palm trees to other palm species is the robust trunk.
Picture 23 – Directed lighting has made these imperial palm trees look cinematic.
Picture 24 – Low and creeping plant species can be used to cover the ground where the Imperial Palms were planted.
Picture 25 – In this house only she gives, the Imperial Palm.
Picture 26 – The Imperial Palm cannot, unless the leaves are dry or almost dead.
Picture 27 – A large company in the living.
Image 28 – Large areas further highlight the beauty of the Imperial Palm.
Picture 29 – The exuberance of the leaves of the Imperial Palm is a spectacle apart in this species.
Picture 30 – Entrance of the ornate house with the presence of the Imperial Palms duo.