Articles

On this page you can find all our publications.

Buying & planting

What should I look for when buying a palm?
How to plant a palm tree in your garden
Can a palm tree be planted next to the pond/terrace?
Growing palms and exotic plants in warmer regions
Planting a Trachycarpus fortunei
Which size plant container do I need?
How old is my palm tree and how fast does it grow?
How to transplant a palm tree
Transplanting a palm tree: a reader’s experience!
Growing Bamboo in containers
How fast does bamboo grow?

Culture

Palm trees for “dummies”
Palm trees care
Banana plants care
Nutrients for plants
How much water does my plant need? (with video!)
Air humidity too low? This is how you solve it!

Troubles

First Aid guide for palm trees
Why does my palm tree degrades after planting?
The palm butterfly & Red Palm Weevil: everything you need to know!
Help! My palm tree is dying!
Phoenix roebelenii: why the leaves are dry?
How to treat spear rot
Palm trees with roots in clay
First Aid guide for banana plants
Banana plants: why does one leaf grow over the other?
Why are there water drops on the leaf tips?
What are those bumps at the base of my Cycas?

Winter protection

How to protect your palm tree during winter (with video!)
How to protect my palm tree in a container during winter?
How to protect your banana plant during winter (with video!)
How to protect you tree fern during winter
How can you heat the winter protection?
Building plan for winter protection (with video!)
How to protect a Gunnera during winter (with video!)
How to protect a Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelli’ during winter (with video!)
How to protect a Colocasia during winter (with video!)

Sowing – cuttings – multiplication

Palm trees sowing instructions
Musa, Strelitzia, Canna and Yucca sowing instructions (with video!)
Cycas and Dioon sowing instructions
Sowing the Cocos nucifera: an experience shared
Ravenala madagascariensis sowing instructions
Plumeria sowing instructions
Sequoia sowing instructions
How to pollinate Trachycarpus flowers
How to pollinate bird of paradise (Strelitzia) flowers
Palm tree cuttings: is it possible?
Banana plant multiplication
How to divide the Alocasia
How to divide bamboo
How to cut a rubber tree?
Multiply the Aloe vera
3 methods for exotic plant multiplication
Grow Colocasia esculenta quickly & cheap

Manuals

DIY garden lighting (budget friendly!) (with video!)
Potting palm trees in 8 steps
Potting bamboo in 8 steps
Transplanting palm seedlings in 7 steps
How to send a plant by mail
How to divide the Alocasia
How to divide bamboo
Pruning ornamental grasses (with video!)

SPECIES SUMMARY

Palm species

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Archontophoenix alexandrae
Chamaerops humilis
Cocos nucifera
Phoenix canariensis
Phoenix roebelenii
Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus species: a complete overview!
Butia species: a complete overview!
Washingtonia filifera
Washingtonia robusta
Trachycarpus: is it a male or a female?
How to recognize the difference between Washingtonia filifera and robusta?

Cycad species

Dioon edule Rio Verde
Cycas revoluta

Banana species

Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelli’
Musa basjoo
Musa sikkimensis
Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia nicolai

Bamboo

Clumping & running bamboo: everything you need to know
How to divide bamboo
How to install a bamboo rhizome barrier
Growing Bamboo in containers
How fast does bamboo grow?

Exotic plants

Albizia julibrissin
Alocasia calidora
Kangaroo paw
Hardy kiwi
Fatsia japonica
Gunnera Manicata: how to recognize the real one
Ricinus communis
Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Steroidal Giant’
Cultivating pepper plants: everything you need to know about hot chili peppers

OTHER

General information

Pairi Daiza: Discover the 5 favorite places of the botanical director!
The biggest Indonesian garden in Europe: the secret of Pairi Daiza!
The Palm alphabet
The TOP 5… “Palm trees”
USDA zones
Botanical nomenclature
From flower to seed

FAQ’s