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Care of the plant Sabal minor or Dwarf palmetto.

Care of the palm tree Sabal minor or Dwarf palmetto

The genus Sabal, a family of the Arecaceae, includes 15 species of palm trees native to the region between the southern United States and northern South America. Some species are: Sabal minor, Sabal uresanaSabal palmetto, Sabal mexicana, Sabal bermudana.

Common names: Dwarf palmetto, Blue-stem palmetto, Swamp Palmetto, Bush Palmetto. This species is native to southeastern and south-central United States and northeastern Mexico.

They are slow-growing palm trees with an unbranched trunk that can reach 2 meters (6.56 feet) in height. The large leathery leaves, dark green in color, have spineless petioles and a palmate shape. They produce long and attractive inflorescences and small round fruits, first green and then dark.

They are used in groups, as isolated specimens and in large pots for patios and terraces.

The Sabal minor needs a very sunny exposure. They resist frost and coastal environments (protect them from strong wind).

The soil must be well drained, deep and contain abundant organic matter.

Water moderately all year long waiting for the soil to dry out; they are drought resistant plants.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds but take 2 months to germinate and their growth is very slow; It's advisable to buy plants already developed in Garden Centers, Nurseries or Plant Stores.

Images of the palm tree Sabal minor or Dwarf palmetto

Sabal minor
Sabal minor
Sabal minor