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The King Palm is a beautiful and stately palm tree that is endemic to Queensland, Australia. It has a smooth, straight trunk and a graceful crown of pinnate leaves. The trunk is light gray and has ringed leaf scars. The trunk is topped by a light green crownshaft. It is a tall palm and can grow up to 90 feet tall. It is a popular palm in Australia and is grown as a street and park tree and in gardens. It is also grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Hardy in zones 9b-12.
Growing Instructions for the King Palm
The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. 1. The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be scarified to let water into the seed. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seed in water for several hours. 3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the seeds. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. The seeds start to germinate in several weeks. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.