Tag Archives: Arecaceae

Red Leaf Palm, put colour in your life!

Canarius | Wednesday July 15th, 2015 |

chambeyronia-macrocarpa-red-leaf-palmIf you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind rare species then you want the Flame Thrower Palm. From Canarius we would like to introduce this beautiful palm. This is one of the most beautiful palms in the world. It is native to the forests of New Caledonia, the luscious island of New Caledonia is east of Australia and north of New Zealand, where it occurs from sea level to over 1.000 m. Formally recognized, there are only two species of Chambeyronia, a genus of striking beauty for New Caledonia. That kind includes Chambeyronia macrocarpa, which family is Arecaceae. Their common names are: the Flame Thrower Palm is also known as Red Feather Palm, Red Leaf Palm, Blushing Palm, Watermelon Palm.This species is from wet mountainous areas below the height of 800 meters. The name Chambeyronia honors Charles-Marie Chambeyron who lived from 1827 – 1891. He was part of the French Navy and assisted in the mapping of the coast of New Caledonia.

Features

Chambeyronia macrocarpa grows to 15 m tall and is found in the understory of rainforest. The solitary stem has rings at regular intervals along it, which are the scars left where leaves were attached that have now fallen. Large feather palm to about 20m, with a spectacular, bright red new leaf, which stays red for up to 10 days. Seeds are red and very large, thus the species name of “macrocarpa”. Although most Chambeyronia only throw two to three new leaves a year, each one is special. This is because they emerge with a gorgeous red color. This red varies from a deep, burgundy wine purple through all intermediate colors to an intense pink.

They can resist temperatures down to 25 degrees. These exotic and rare cold hardy plants thrive in a well-drained, moist climate with full sun to light shade. Don´t forget! It requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, Water regularly; do not overwater. Easy to grow. Do you want to make a home feel like home by giving you the feel of nature? .You can choose inside or out? The Flame Thrower Palm is a wonderful specimen that you must have in whether it is in your home, office, or garden!

Chambeyronia-macrocarpa

Bottle palms with super roots

Canarius | Thursday October 14th, 2010 |

This picture shows a picture of a bottle palm, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, cultivated in the Canary Islands in a 12 cm pot. This palm shows a spectacular root system, just like many of the palm species we ship from Tenerife to your home. When a palm like this gets to your home, it will need to be transplanted to a pot of 17-20 cm . The stronger root system will soon fill the new pot and your palm will quickly jump to a much larger size.

Unpotted Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

The bottle palms we ship from Tenerife show a spectacular root system

The palms we offer are grown in shade houses, in different areas of Tenerife, where the use of chemicals is kept to a minimum. We enjoy an even subtropical climate with a cool winter but our nurseries are not heated, in order to produce strong hardy plants that can be grown in cooler climates. The only exception are the heated areas for seed sprouting and rooting. Our plants are free from pests and diseases.

We offer more than 120 species of palm trees. Come and check our quality in the Palm Shop.

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Wild plants of Butia capitata and also Honey and Jam production

Canarius | Monday September 6th, 2010 |

This video shows the spectacular palm grove of Butia capitata, located in Rocha, Uruguay.

  • It shows an excting palm population in the wild
  • It gets in touch with the local people who make their living out of the  palm grove with the delicious fruits of this palm .
  • You will see tall specimens lining large circles, planted in early colonial times for cattle.
  • You will hear bad news about the lack of regeneration. All specimens are old with no juveniles.

You can buy Butia capitata and other cold-hardy palm
trees in the Palm Section of our Shop – We ship young plants to
anywhere in Europe.

(A video of jelly palms in habitat.)

What is Butia capitata, pindo palm or jelly palm?

Butia capitata is a hardy feather palm with sweet, tasty fruits, native to Brazil,
Uruguay and Argentina. It is popular in cultivation and it is the only
frost-hardy palm that can produce delicious fruits in colder
climates.

You can buy potted living plants of Butia capitata, of different
sizes from our catalog at www.canarius.com.

List of the Palm Species grown in the streets and parks of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

Canarius | Tuesday July 27th, 2010 |

This list is retrieved from the Palmtalk forum of the International Palm Society. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is called the Capital City of Palms in Europe, because a large number of palm species is used in public landscaping. There are more than 60 species in streets and parks of this city in the Canary Islands. Furthermore, almost 500 species can be found in the Palmetum de Santa Cruz, which is a large botanical garden located in this city.

You can buy all these palm trees and many more in the Palm Section of our Shop – We ship young plants to anywhere in Europe.

Below you will find the List of the Palm Species grown in public spaces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The Cuban Royal Palm, Roystonea regia is very common in the streets of Santa Cruz

  1. Acoelorraphe wrightii
  2. Archontophoenix alexandrae
  3. Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
  4. Bismarckia nobilis
  5. Brahea armata
  6. Butia capitata
  7. Caryota mitis
  8. Caryota urens
  9. Chamaedorea costaricana
  10. Chamaedorea elegans
  11. Chamaedorea metallica
  12. Chamaedorea seifrizii
  13. Chamaerops humilis
  14. Chamaerops humilis cerifera
  15. Chambeyronia macrocarpa
  16. Cocos nucifera
  17. Coccothrinax barbadensis
  18. Copernicia alba
  19. Dypsis decaryi
  20. Dypsis leptocheilos
  21. Dypsis lutescens
  22. Elaeis guineensis
  23. Gaussia maya
  24. Howea belmoreana
  25. Howea forsteriana
  26. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
  27. Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
  28. Latania lontaroides
  29. Latania verschaffeltii
  30. Licuala spinosa
  31. Livistona australis
  32. Livistona chinensis
  33. Livistona decora
  34. Phoenix canariensis
  35. Phoenix dactylifera
  36. Phoenix reclinata
  37. Phoenix teophrastii
  38. Pritchardia hillebrandii
  39. Pritchardia pacifica
  40. Pritchardia thurstonii
  41. Ptychosperma elegans
  42. Ravenea rivularis
  43. Rhapis excelsa
  44. Roystonea oleracea
  45. Roystonea regia
  46. Sabal minor
  47. Sabal sp.
  48. Syagrus romanzoffiana
  49. Thrinax radiata
  50. Trachycarpus fortunei
  51. Veitchia sp.
  52. Wallichia disticha
  53. Washingtonia filifera
  54. Washingtonia robusta
  55. Wodyetia bifurcata
Spindle palm in Tenerife

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii is planted in many streets of Tenerife

Canarius Bromeliad Nursery grows the colourful species hardy to outdoors conditions