How to grow Doum palm

Doum palm grow and care – palm tree of the genus Hyphaene also known as Hyphaene thebaica, Doum palm perennial evergreen used for edible fruits and also as drought tolerant ornamental or medical plant, can grow in desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color green leaves frond when the start to grow it’s like sword when it’s open rounded shape in shredded like fork or spoon narrow tines in the size 1-2 m.

Flower color yellow, flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants.

Doum palm fruits

Fruit edible, color of the fruit purple red, the fruit round shapeless.

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How to grow Doum palm growing and care:

Drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy, hard to pick the fruit

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Pruning season:
Autumn

How to prune:
Dead leaves but not to cut them until the trunk the stem of the dead leaves protect the trunk

Size of the plant?
10-15 m, 30-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, bats

What can be done with big quantities of Doum palm fruits?
Eaten raw, cakes, dry, juice, jam and frozen

Work requirements on the fruit:
When the tree is young it’s easy to pick the fruit after that it become harder

How long does it take to bear fruit?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Hyphaene thebaica

How to grow Doum palm

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