The Q&A Archives: small palm or shrub for enclosure?

Question: What tropical shrub or small palm (other than robellenii--already have) would work in our screen enclosure (10' max height) to continue a beach theme w/ ~5'-6' max diameter?

Answer: Lots of palms fit your criteria. Here are a few to consider: Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor), Fan-Shaped, grows 3-6 feet. European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) fan-Shaped, grows 2-5 feet. Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix), fan-Shaped, grows 3-5 feet. Allagoptera arenaria (Seashore palm), feather shaped, grows to 6 ft. Chamaedorea elegans (Parlor palm), feather shaped, grows to 3 feet. Chamaedorea metallica (Miniature fishtail palm) feather shaped, grows to 3 feet.

Enjoy your new palm!

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