Adonidia merrillii <br> Christmas Palm
Adonidia merrillii <br> Christmas Palm
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Adonidia merrillii
Christmas Palm

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Aquatopia Conservatory
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$519.98
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Adonidia merrillii                     

AH-doh-nid-ee-ah mer-RILL-ee-eye

Common Names: Christmas Palm, Manila Palm, Pacific Palm

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: Phillipines, Malaysia

Growth: Upwards, old fronds naturally fall off

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Regularly. Keep evenly moist. Can tolerate short periods of drought.

Humidity: 50% - 90%

Temperature: 16°C - 30°C

Soil: Well-draining mix

Container: Self-watering, irrigated bed

Nutrients: 20-10-10 monthly 

Propagation: Seed or splitting

Interiorscape Use: Atrium, Large Potted Plant, Patio

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Old fronds naturally get pushed off.

Comments: Named after Christmas due to the bright red fruit during the holiday season. One of the most popular palms for interiorscape use. Its fruits are sometimes used as a substitute for the betel nut in preparing buyo for chewing. Often grown in clumps of two to four. Particularly vulnerable to spider mites. Very rarely flowers or produces the iconic fruit when grown indoors. 

Toxicity: Safe. 

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO LARGE SIZE OF PLANT, SPECIAL SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE NEEDED TO ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION. 

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