|Dig a hole about
4 times larger than the root ball of the palm to be planted and work
in at least half a bag of animal manure or compost.
Cover the compost with a layer of soil so that the roots will not
be in direct contact.
Knock the palm out of its pot and without disturbing the roots, place
it into the prepared hole with the base of the palm just below the
Once planted and watered in, the area should be covered with mulch
to retain moisture.
|Cocos or other
palms in groups of 3,4 or more, spaced 1 to 2 metres apart, look really
spectacular and give a more tropical effect.
Palms suited to group plantings include;
Cocos, Alexandra, Bangalow, Kentia, Cotton,
Australian Ribbon (weeping cabbage), Cabbage Tree,
Chinese Fan, Footstool, Bamboo, Cascade, Metalic,
Pacaya (Tepejilote) and Parlour.
Most large wide palms (ie Canary Island Date, Jelly etc) do
not lend themselves to group plantings and are best planted on their