Cycas Palms are ideal for growing in a container, it is possible to grow it outside in milder regions of the UK, as long as winter protection is provided. Plant in free-draining soil or compost in full sun. If growing outside as part of a tropical planting scheme, provide full protection in winter as temperatures below -5° will damage the leaves. Avoid over-watering as this can lead to root rot.
Phoenix Canariensis are evergreen palms with solitary or clustered stems and narrowly oblong, pinnate leaves with linear segments, and drooping panicles of yellow flowers followed by fleshy ellipsoid fruitsa. Can grow to 15m with a stout trunk and spreading deep green leaves to 5m in length, pinnately divided into many linear leaflets.