How Do You Plant Foxtail Palm Seed?

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Foxtail palm trees have beautiful weeping pale green foliage. They perform best in warm areas such as southern Texas, Florida and California. Foxtail palms produce large red clusters of fruit with seeds inside. Planting a foxtail palm by seed is not a difficult process as long as you prepare properly. If you have the correct knowledge on how to plant the seed initially, you will have a sprouted foxtail palm within two years. Gather fully matured seeds from the fruit of the foxtail palm. Make shallow cuts in the seed coat or rub it with sandpaper. Fill a pot with at least six inches of a potting medium made up of two parts perlite and one part peat. Cover the seed with a quarter inch of potting medium. Keep the medium moist and use a plastic bag to keep the atmosphere humid. Change the bag if mold begins to grow. Wait for the seed to germinate. This can take anywhere from a month to a year, but usually takes from one to three months. To increase the speed of germination, place a ... more
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