does this grow in zone 11

by Amjad
(Amman,Jordan )

Hello Jacki,
what is this plant
how do i take care of it
why leaves do get shredded fast
does it even tolerate zone 11,it looks tropical to me???
thanks Jacki

Hi Amjad, I don't know what this plant is, but it's not a bird of paradise.

There are many, many different kinds of palm trees, which this looks like. Many of these kinds of plants will do fine in your zone, if you don't get frost.

They are specially designed to withstand windy conditions, which is why the leaves split so easily. This is an adaptation to prevent the whole plant from being uprooted in hurricanes and strong winds.

It may be unsightly, but it's a unique way of dealing with these conditions. The leaves can still function, and photosynthesize, even though they're in tatters.

Sorry I can't tell you much more about it, but here in Canada, there isn't much point in growing these kinds of plants - they won't survive in cold temperatures.


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