Manila Palm

Adonidia merrillii, commonly known as the Manila palm or Christmas palm, is a species of palm tree native to the Philippines. It is a small to medium-sized palm that typically grows up to 6-12 meters (20-40 feet) in height, with a trunk diameter of about 15-30 centimeters (6-12 inches).

The Manila palm is a popular ornamental plant and is widely cultivated for its attractive appearance. Its crown is composed of about 10-12 bright green pinnate leaves, which are about 1.5-2.5 meters (5-8 feet) in length. The palm produces small creamy white flowers that grow in clusters, followed by small, red fruit that are about 1-2 centimeters (0.4-0.8 inches) in diameter.

The Manila palm is a hardy plant that is relatively easy to care for. It prefers a sunny location and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of a range of soil types, including sandy or loamy soil, but does not tolerate waterlogged conditions. The palm requires regular watering during the growing season, but can be drought-tolerant once established.

The Manila palm is a slow-growing plant, and it may take several years to reach its full height. It is a popular plant for landscaping, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. It is also commonly grown in pots or containers as a houseplant.