Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera The classic symbol of the tropics, the coconut palm is not only ornamental, but also one of the worlds most economically important palms. Coconuts are used for many purposes, and the economies of many countries depend on them for coconut oil, used world-wide in cosmetics, soaps, cooking oils and margarine. Happiest in warmer and coastal areas of South Florida, these palms make exceptional specimens with their smooth gray trunks and long, feathery fronds.
Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis) - Zone 9-11 (Cold hardy to 25F) Part Shade. 10'-20' Height 5'-10' Width. Actually grows & looks best situated under a canopy of tall trees. Tolerant of many different soil types, but needs sufficient fertilizer to look its best - feed every 3 months or whenever its deep green color begins to fade. Commonly available & easy to grow. Prefers moist (not wet) soil. Yellowing fronds-sign of over-watering, while browning fronds a sign of not enough water.