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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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 Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Christmas Palm
Origin: Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Adonidia comes from Adonis, the handsome sun god of the ancient Greeks. This is neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. Christmas palm grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! It is a popular landscaping item in the capital of Philippines, which inspires another popular name, the Manila palm.

Christmas palm is moderately salt tolerant. Prefers full sun but will take some shade.

Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. It is sometimes closely planted in groups of two or three.

Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.


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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia comes from Adonis, the handsome sun god of the ancient Greeks. This is neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. Christmas palm grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.
Fresh seeds germinate quickly within 1 to 3 months. Soak seeds overnight, clean all pulp around the pit. Plant in well drained mix, keep it warm, moist but not soggy.
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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 4 large seeds

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Adonidia merrilli variegata - Variegated Christmas Palm 

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This is the extremely rare variegated version of the Christmas palm native to the Philippines. Incredibly easy to maintain this palm needs only a tropical environment and soil that isn't soggy to thrive. It is able to adapt to a wide variety of growing conditions including being moderately salt tolerant. It prefers a sunny spot but will handle some shade. Self cleaning, this neat and tidy pinnate palm has a short green crownshaft under a dozen or so recurved leaves atop a grey leaf scarred trunk that's slightly swollen at the base. Its red seeds mature in December around Christmas - hence the nickname. Unlike most variegated plants, this form comes 90% true to seed. Needs a good mixture of sun and shade to look its best.
Adonidia is a neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the Royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. It grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER: Purple Palm Food - Smart Release Palm Booster.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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