Transplanting Palm Pups – Propagate Palm Trees With Pups
The following are some interesting facts about the topic:
1) A palm tree is a tropical evergreen tree which grows up to 50 feet tall.
They have many uses including food, shelter, medicine and decoration. There are over 200 species of palms with more than 100 different varieties. Most of them grow in warm climates like India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
2) The average life span of a palm tree is between 40 and 60 years.
Some live longer but most don’t survive past their 30’s. However, there are some that can last for up to 80 or even 90 years!
3) The best time to transplant a palm tree is during its dormant period (the winter).
During this time it will not need water or fertilizer and will produce fruit which can then be planted in the spring.
4) The best time to transplant a palm tree is when the temperature is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
If it gets too cold, the fruit may rot before they ripen.
5) When you transplant a palm tree, you must make sure that it doesn’t get damaged while being moved around.
You can do this by using tweezers or other tools to keep the tree from falling down on itself or any other possible damage.
6) There are over 2000 different species of palm trees.
They grow in many regions all over the world. They can survive in warm and tropical conditions, sometimes even hot and arid ones.
7) The three main parts that make up a palm tree are: the stem (trunk), the crown and the leaves.
The trunk is covered with a hard shell called a bark which contains fibers to strengthen it. All parts of a palm tree can be used for different things.
8) The leaves of the palm tree are shaped like fans.
They have a thick solid stem and grow directly from the crown of the tree. There are between 2 and 20 fronds (leaves) on each tree. The shape of the leaves can vary between species but some remain the same.
9) The crown of the palm tree is made up of a series of branches which start underground and grow upwards.
The trunk of the tree is a combination of soft and hard wood which grows thicker as the tree gets older. The main reason for this is to support its heavy crown of leaves.
10) A palm tree can grow a new set of leaves when it is only a few inches tall! It takes as low as 15 days for a small seedling to form its first roots and leaves.
11) Palms get their name from the fact that their leaflets resemble hands. There are two types of palm trees, the Arecaceae family and the Cycads. The Arecaceae family are more common and are further divided into three groups.
These groups are based on how their flowers grow and the type of seed they produce.
12) All palms can be classified under two major categories: fan palms and feather palms. There are also the weeping palms, which have drooping leaves.
13) There are over 2000 different species of palm trees. All of these can be classified into different sub-categories. Most people, however, only know the Date Palm and the Coconut Palm.
The Coconut is actually a type of date palm!
14) Palms are one of the most ancient and old species on earth. Fossil records suggest that they have been around as long as 500 million years! Even dinosaurs have been found eating palms leaves!
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Date palm trees supply chain and sustainable model by AA Hanieh, A Hasan, M Assi – Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020 – Elsevier
THE DATE PALM GARDENING GUIDE FOR SOUTHERN NEVADA by ML Robinson – naes.agnt.unr.edu
Sago Palms in the Landscape by PM Geisel, CL Unruh, PM Lawson – 2001 – escholarship.org
The golden peaches of Samarkand: a study of T’ang exotics by E Wildayana – Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 2017 – agrojournal.org