Palm - Knowledgebase Question

oakland, Ca
Question by harmsway
June 26, 2010
I was wondering which palm or tropical species can thrive in pots or planters?

Thank you!!

Answer from NGA
June 26, 2010


Many palms are slow growing and suitable for growing in containers. You might consider Livistonia Chinensis (Chinese Palm), or Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis), which is a dwarf palm. A final suggestion is Phoenix roebelenii (Pygmy Date Palm), which grow 6-8' at maturity. Best wishes with your new palm!

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