Hi everyone. I'm new here. My names Ian Hulett.
I am wondering, because of the climate I live in, I have a pygmy date palm cluster, a majesty palm cluster, a parlor palm, a blue needle palm(trithrinax campestris), and soon a mexican fan palm. I also have a sago palm and a couple of ponytail palms, all are in pots. I was wondering if any of them will flower while they're in their pots. I mostly care about the pygmy date palm because I want to grow one as a single specimen, so I will need it to flower and then fruit so I can collect the seeds. But will any of the palms listed flower while growing in a pot? Thanks in advance.
the parlor palm reaches maturity at about 3-4 feet according to a whole ton of websites. this takes about 4 years as well.
unfortunately, the other palms - especially the Mexican Fan, will begin flowering at rather towering heights. the Mexican grows up to about 100 feet and starts flowering at maybe 30ish feet.
i dont think i ever noticed a majesty palm blooming here, it would be at a good height too because they get tall. but they grow fast and require water and fertilizer to maintain a healthy crown.
you can probably have a successful blooming needle palm. i think like saw palms they flower at a low height but they grow pretty slowly. just be patient with that one.
sago palms grow pretty slow too, and are have genders. if its male, it will produce a large pollen bearing cone. females produce a large seed cone. these take years to "flower" but are beautiful still.
ponytail palms bloom llike yuccas, they produce a large spike at the top of the leaves and its quite a sight. i think they grow at a moderate speed, but they - like the parlor palm - are good for pots.
i hope my input helps you!