The blue palm tree is one among the various species of palm arecaceae . Originally from the Island of Madagascar, in Africa, this palm reaches more than 12 meters in height.
But it is not by the time that the Bismarckia Nobilis - scientific name of the plant - stands out. The main feature of the Blue Palm is the slightly bluish, almost silvery coloration of its leaves. Now understand why the name?
The flat and fanlike shape of the leaves is also another striking feature of the plant.
The fact is that this combination of color and shape has transformed Palmeira Azul into one of the species of palms preferred for landscaping projects. If you are also interested in transforming it into the star of your garden continue following the post that we will explain in detail how to plant and take care of the Blue Palm. Check out:
How to Plant Blue Palm Tree
The Blue Palm can be planted directly on the ground or in pots. In both cases, it is recommended to open a large pit capable of receiving the entire root of the plant.
At the time of planting it is important to prepare a mixture of equal parts of earthworm humus and sand. Along with this blend also add organic fertilizer or NPK compound 10-10-10.
Remember to maintain good drainage in the soil, especially if the palm tree is planted in a pot and avoid stirring at the root of the plant. Another important tip is to water the Palm for ten days straight after planting.
Tips and care with the blue palm tree
The location where the Blue Palm will be cultivated is one of the most important care you can take with the plant. This species should be grown in the full sun to remain always beautiful and healthy. Therefore no shaded or no-light natural places.
Watering should be frequent, however, always check the condition of the soil, as excess water can rot the plant.
The Blue Palm should be fertilized every one or two years with organic fertilizer or the compound indicated above. To do this, open a ditch around the plant and add the mixture.
How to insert blue palm in landscaping and decoration
The blue palm tree is an exuberant and sculptural plant capable of creating a great highlight in the landscape design. For this reason, it is recommended to plant it alone so that it does not have to compete visually with other species. However, it can also be grown in groups or lines.
To obtain the best visual effect, it is best to plant the Blue Palm seedlings at a distance of approximately four meters from each other. For even small the palm tree already has a wide canopy that may end up invading the space of the companion to the side.
The blue palm tree gets very well compositions with lower plants, especially when planted around or under it.
The gardens that most benefit from the exotic beauty of the Blue Palm are the large models of tropical or contemporary style.
Price and where to buy blue palm tree
The blue palm tree is a relatively easy plant to be found, especially in Garden Centers. The average price of a small saplings of the blue palm tree is R $ 50.
Now, if you want a slightly larger change it may be that you disbursed up to $ 150 per plant depending on the region of the country where you are.
60 landscaping ideas with the blue palm tree in outdoor areas
Still in doubt if the Blue Palm is the most suitable plant for your house and your garden? Then come check with us the selection of images below with gardens that were not afraid to bet on the plant. In them, the Blue Palm is the big star and you are the guest of the show.
Picture 1 - Even small still this blue palm tree stands out in the entrance of the house adorned by stones.
Picture 2 - Next to the dracena and to the cacti, this small copy of blue palm planted in the vase takes advantage of the natural light that comes by the window of the room.
Picture 3 - And after taking care and patiently waiting for the Blue Palm tree to grow, this is what surprises you with a unique and spectacular beauty.
Picture 4 - Alameda of different species of palm trees: notice the difference of tones between the blue palm tree and the fan palm.
Image 5 - Bladed leaves of the blue palm tree form the ideal shade for the development of the foliage planted just below it.
Picture 6 - On the wooden deck these blue palms guarantee shade and freshness to the edge of the swimming pool.
Image 7 - In the pot the blue palm is limited growth and can be used quietly indoors or outdoors.
Picture 8 - The blue palm tree can also be used in the decoration of parties; here, for example, it was combined with Adam's rib leaves and carnations forming a cheerful and very tropical arrangement.
Picture 9 - Small, discreet, but still very charming.
Image 10 - The central plot was all dedicated to it; around, smaller flowers and plants complete the scenery.
Picture 11 - Notice how the canopy of the blue palm tree is wide and spacious; so it is important to leave a reasonable space between the Blue Palm and other tall species.
Image 12 - The blue palm tree is able to stand out even when it is still a young seedling.
Picture 13 - Under the shade of the blue palm tree a beautiful flowerbed of rounded forms full of red iresines.
Picture 14 - The bigger, the prettier!
Picture 15 - A trio of blue palms to ornament this wide garden and whole lawn.
Picture 16 - To give a more arid face to the garden of blue palms invest in a path of sand and stones.
Picture 17 - Look at the effect that only a blue palm leaf gives to the room! Incredible, is not it?
Picture 18 - In this flowerbed, the blue palms and the bromeliads share the same space with much harmony; the stones complete the landscape proposal.
Image 19 - It is not only the leaves of the blue palm that stand out, the stem of the plant is also very ornamental; the effect of 'layers' seen in it is brought about by the fall of the old leaves of the palm tree.
Image 20 - You can define how the blue palm will grow: if you want it to stay leaner you can the sides and let it grow only vertically.
Picture 21 - With only a small leaf, the blue palm tree that is there in the garden already can contribute with the interior decor.
Picture 22 - Let the blue palm tree hug your yard.
Image 23 - While not growing, the blue palm sapling divides the visual field with smaller species of flowers and foliage.
Picture 24 - Here, the blue palm was combined with similar plants forming a green mass with the same visual pattern.
Picture 25 - Imposing and stunning: the palm trees are the highlight of this garden and, let's face it, you do not need anything else.
Picture 26 - They are still small, but imagine how this path will stay when the palm trees gain height.
Picture 27 - A little corner to rest and relax in the beautiful and fresh company of the blue palms.
Image 28 - The more mature blue palms bloom, just like that of the image, and they produce dark, almost black ovoid fruits.
Picture 29 - Here, the blue palms were planted in similar vessels to compose an interior decoration project.
Picture 30 - A beautiful and well-maintained lawn next to a blue palm tree at the height of its strength and beauty: this is everything a house facade needs to stand out.
Image 31 - The blue palms were chosen to adorn this mall along with the nicely trimmed buchinhas.
Image 32 - In this proposal, the small sapling of blue palm appears only at the top of the arrangement; the ivy leaves and the anthuriums eventually become the base of the plant.
Picture 33 - A rustic decoration and with a light footprint industrial bet on the small blue palm vase to bring nature and freshness to the environment.
Picture 34 - It may not seem like it, but it is there: tiny and hidden, but for a short time.
Picture 35 - A brick wall gained more prominence with the presence of the blue palm vase.
Image 36 - If the blue palm tree is already beautiful by day, can you imagine at night? Especially with a special lighting directed at her.
Image 37 - Silver bed: in this garden, the delicate cineraria accompany the bluish gray shade of the leaves of the blue palm tree.
Picture 38 - Small or large, the blue palms are always welcome in landscape designs.
Picture 39 - In this image, the blue palm leaves were used to decorate the rustic and cozy bar.
Image 40 - A very tropical proposal: blue palm tree adorned by birds of paradise, an orange and blue flower plant.
Picture 41 - It may not be the main proposal, but no one goes through it without being surprised by its beautiful blue leaves.
Picture 42 - On one side, the massif of cacti and the other, the spacious blue palm.
Picture 43 - At the feet of the Blue Palm, small and delicate succulents of the type 'rose of stone'.
Image 44 - The palm trees add value to the stone wall at the entrance of this house.
Picture 45 - To get lost amidst so many gorgeous blue palms; all of them planted in pots.
Picture 46 - And to adorn the entrance of this house of modern architecture could only be her, of course, the Blue Palm.
Here, the blue palm tree was planted right in the center of the garden, hiding behind it a delicate white house.
Image 48 - An interesting composition of blue palms: each one of a different size.
Picture 49 - In this house, the pots of blue palms receive with great charm and beauty those who arrive.
Picture 50 - The pool of this house was surrounded by tropical plants, among them the blue palm tree, forming a lush garden.