Silver Saw Palmetto Plant Growth Rate: What Is Its Best Use?
The best use of silver saw palmetto plant is as a houseplant. It’s easy to grow and it grows well in almost any climate conditions. You can even grow it outdoors if you have good growing conditions. Silver saw palmetto plant is very tolerant to cold weather, so you don’t need to worry about its temperature too much.
Another good thing about silver saw palmetto plant is that it doesn’t require a lot of water. It requires little or no watering at all, but you do need to provide some light. Silver saw palmetto plant prefers bright sunlight and will thrive with indirect sun light only. If you want to get the most out of your silver saw palmetto plant, then you’ll need to provide full sun exposure every day during summer months.
Silver saw palmetto plant is a fast growing plant, which means it needs plenty of space to grow. It takes about two years for silver saw palmetto to reach 3 feet tall. However, you can expect it to take longer than that depending upon how much care you give it. A typical silver saw palmetto grows up to 10 feet high and wide.
How Long Does It Take For Silver Saw Palmetto Plant To Bloom?
It’s not unusual for the silver saw palmetto plant to bloom after it has reached a height of 5 feet. Typically, the bloom is white, but it can also be a bit yellow. The bloom has a lovely smell to it, which is why some people like to use it in flower arrangements. It’s not uncommon for the bloom to last up to 3 months.
If you want your silver saw palmetto plant to bloom, then you need to keep it well-watered and provide it with a lot of sunlight. It’s also important to ensure that the soil where you are keeping the plant is well drained. Giving the plant too much water can cause it to rot, which will make it unable to bloom.
Does Silver Saw Palmetto Have Any Other Uses Besides Making A Pretty Flower?
Yes, the silver saw palmetto has other uses besides making a pretty flower. For one thing, it’s also edible.
Did you know that in some parts of the world, people eat the fruits of the silver saw palmetto for food?
You can eat the fruits directly off the plant or crush and then mix them with other ingredients to prepare a meal.
The silver saw palmetto plant also has a number of medicinal uses. Native Americans have used it to treat urinary problems for hundreds of years. Today, people still use the saw palmetto as a natural treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It’s also useful for treating PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in women.
What Kinds Of Silver Saw Palmetto Do You Have?
There are two types of silver saw palmetto: dwarf and non-dwarf. While both types can reach 10 feet in height, the dwarf silver saw palmetto never grows taller than 3 feet. The dwarf variety is also more cold hardy than the non-dwarf silver saw palmetto. As such, the dwarf is the best choice if you live in a colder climate.
We carry both types of silver saw palmetto plants at Northwest Natives. The best time to buy these plants is in the spring (April or May). This is when we receive them from our grower. Depending upon availability, we may have plants available for sale during the fall (September or October).
What Is The Price For Your Silver Saw Palmetto Plants?
The price for our silver saw palmetto plants ranges between $30 and $40 each. The price also depends upon the time of year. Typically, you will find them to be less expensive during the fall (September or October).
If you are interested in purchasing one or more silver saw palmetto plants, please feel free to contact us today. We would be happy to tell you what we have available and take your order over the phone!
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