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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Belmore sentry palm curly palm
Howea are evergreen palms with solitary stems bearing large, long-stalked, pinnate leaves composed of linear segments; with small star-shaped flowers borne in pendulous axillary clusters of spikes, followed by small oval fruits
H. belmoreana is a medium-sized palm with ringed trunk and arching pinnate leaves to 2m long with slender pinnae; pendant pale brown male flowers and green female flowers appear in summer
Lord Howe Is., Australia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes Number 2 with equal parts pulverised bark and leaf mould, in full light. Provide moderate humidity and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser. Water sparingly in winter and top dress or pot on in spring. Repotting will not need to be done often, as it is a slow growing plant
Propagate by seed sown at 26°C (76°F) as soon as it is ripe
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to scale and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally trouble free
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