FAST GROWING, HARDY, COLD TOLERANT.
This palm is a good substitution for the coconut nucifera in places where the coconut is unable to live because of cold winter. I have a friend in Brooklyn USA who grow it in his yard and gives it a shelter with a nylon cover during winter. the tree is already big.
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The Queen palm is heavily planted in Florida and California and most every zone 9 climate area in the USA. One reason is Queen palm is inexpensive. With a fast growth rate and easy propagation from seed, Queens are seen everywhere
On the other hand, Queens have a unique appearance with the their lacy fronds. They are from Brazil and are rated at about 40 feet. Most we see locally are shorter
Queens are very fussy for their fertilizer
First of all, acid soil is preferred and that's rare in South Florida coastal areas. Next, adding manganese sulfate is needed even when using palm fertilizer (which already has manganese)
Most homeowners do not fertilize properly and so we see many Queens with "frizzle top" symptoms. The new fronds progressively weaken, get shorter, yellow and have a frizzy appearance. Often it is too late to feed and restore the palm which likely will die now even with proper food. If the Queen palm recovers from fertilizers neglect, it can often take 2+ years to do so with proper feeding along that time
Otherwise, the Queen is very easy to grow and deserves some planting in palm groupings and as a nice background tree
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