Royal palm has large and attractive palm, it has been planted throughout the tropics and subtropics as an ornamental tree. The trunk is stout, very smooth and grey-white in color with a characteristic bulge below a distinctive green crownshaft.
They are green when immature, turning red and eventually purplish-black as they mature. They are often chosen by tropical resorts, hotels, and communities to line the streets and driveways because their roots won't break through roads or sidewalks.
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread||4 inch (10 cm)|
|Common Name||Roystonea Regia, Royal palm, Cuban Royal Palm|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 80 feet|
|Bloom Time||Late summer|
Plant royals no closer to the house than 8 feet to allow room for the fronds to spread out and not be damaged by touching walls. You want to come out with enough distance that falling fronds don t damage anything (including people) underneath.
Space these palms 8 to 10 feet apart when planting in a row. This palm is too big for growing in a container.
|Sunlight||It will take partial shade but is happiest in full sun.|
|Soil||Topsoil or organic peat moss as a soil.|
|Temperature||30 to 40 degrees Celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply organic fertilizers|
The seed is used as a source of oil and for livestock feed. Leaves are used for thatching and the wood for construction.