Foxtail Palm – Plant
Foxtail palms are considered easy to grow. They will grow in virtually any well-drained soil, including sandy or rocky soil. It will likely do the best growth in full sun, but partial shade locations are also tolerable for the foxtail palm. As a plant native to northern Australia, they are quite drought-resistant. During the rest of the year, it is best to regularly provide a good, deep watering. Over-watering can be a concern with foxtail palms, so be sure not to give too much water at once.
Because of their height, foxtail palms are generally grown outdoors. They are commonly used to line streets or driveways, but they are also popular in yards or landscaped beds. When grown in groups of two, three or four they can provide a large backdrop for a nicely landscaped yard or garden Foxtail palms can also be grown in a pot on a porch or patio, and they can easily be grown indoors as long as it is given a brightly lit area in which to grow. Because of their size, they are not necessarily appropriate to grow at home but look nice in a building atrium or lobby.
Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting them. The panting season of the foxtail palm is monsoon season.
- Sunlight- Full Sun.
- Watering- Moderately.
- Soil- Sandy Loam Soil.
- Temperature- 20 to 35 degrees C.
- Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertilizer.
Foxtail Palm Planting & Care
- Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
- If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.
- Apply the fertilizer during monsoon and the spring season.
- Plant with organic peat humus or topsoil added to the hole.
- Foxtails can be heavy feeders. Fertilize with a palm fertilizer containing micronutrients…do this in spring, summer and autumn.
If planting a row of foxtails, place them at least 6 feet apart. If the “head” of the palm clears a fence or low structure, you can place it as close as 3 feet from the fence.