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Care of the plant Sabal bermudana or Bermuda palmetto.

Care of the plant Sabal bermudana or Bermuda palmetto

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

Common names: Bermuda palmetto, Bermuda cabbage palm, Bibby-tree. This species is native to Bermuda.

They are robust, slow-growing palms that reach 25-30 meters in height. The long leaves (up to 2 meters long) are fan-shaped and have up to 60 leaflets 60-75 cm long; they do not have spines on the petiole. The flowers appear in long inflorescences (up to 2.5 meters in length) and are yellowish-white. The fruits are small drupes 1 cm in diameter and black or dark brown in color.

They are used as isolated specimens, in small groups and in public parks. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

The Sabal bermudana needs full sun exposure and a warm climate. They resist frosts down to -10 ºC.

They grow in any well-drained soil but prefer that they have some ability to retain moisture.

Water regularly waiting for the substrate to dry. They resist drought well.

They do not need fertilizer or pruning.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seed sown in spring but it is a slow process.

Images of the plant Sabal bermudana or Bermuda palmetto

Sabal bermudana
Sabal bermudana
Sabal bermudana
Sabal bermudana
 

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