Phoenix rupicola grow and care – plam tree of the genus Phoenix and also known as Cliff date palm, Date palm perennial tree and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.
Leaves size 1-3 m (3-10 feet), and the leaves are with spiny edge.
Flower color yellow, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers.
Phoenix rupicola fruits
Fruit color can be red-black in oblong shape the taste is sweet.
Phoenix rupicola for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Phoenix rupicola growing and care:
Big amount of water and full sun, can grow without but won’t bring fruit, above -10C, male and a female
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes
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: 4-8m, 12-24 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Average growing
Water requirement: Big 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 or containers: No
When does Date palm bloom? Summer
General information about the flower: Yellow flowers, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers
Pollination is done by: Wind pollination
When doesDate palmyield: Autumn- early winter
Pestsor diseases for fruits: Birds, bats
What can be donewith bigquantities? Eaten raw, cakes, dry
Work requirementsonthe Date palmfruit: When the tree is young it’s easy to pick the fruit after that it become harder
How long does it take for bear fruits? 7-10 years
Ripening of fruit: Some species need to be in ripening process (freeze them)