A Container Production of Palms
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Meerow, Alan W., and Timothy K. Broschat. (1996) 2013. “A Container Production of Palms: CIR 1163/CN010, 1/2013”. EDIS 2013 (2). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-cn010-1996.


This document summarizes all the good practices for growing palms in containers. Container-grown palms are raised for essentially three markets: liners for field production wholesale or mass market retail sales for landscapes, and interior specimens, both mass market houseplants and interiorscape use.

The largest market for container grown palms is the interior. Palms are outstanding plants for the interior environment. When properly acclimated, a large number of subtropical and tropical palm species are capable of residing under low light conditions for a relatively long period of time.



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