Roystonea Regia, Royal Palm


The Royal palm tree is a beautiful plant which adds a beauty to your yard with little slice of paradise. Its one of the most honorable and recognizable of all the palms in the world.

Roystonea Regia’s speciality

  • Best of avenue trees.
  • Provides a slice of paradise to your yard or front of the house.


About Roystonea Regia

The palm of Royal palm is quite large and attractive. The Royal palm is planted throughout the tropics and subtropics as an ornamental. The trunk is quite smooth, stout and grey-white in color with a characteristic bulge below a distinctive green crown shaft.

The Royal palm is green when they are immature, turns red and end up being purplish-black as they mature. The Royal palm is used as a decorative plant by the tropical resorts, hotels. Communities use it line the streets  as their roots won’t break through roads or sidewalks.



Common Name Roystonea Regia, Royal palm, Cuban Royal Palm
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 80 feet
Flower Colour Cream-coloured
Bloom Time Late summer
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting And Care


It will take partial shade but is happiest in full sun.



Use Topsoil or organic peat moss as a soil.



Water the plant if it feels dry to touch the topsoil.

You can check the moister by poking small stick or finger into the soil.

Add 4 cups (200ml) of water when it feels dry to touch.

Over-watering is not recommended.

A handsome amount of water is preferred in the summers while reducing the same in the rainy season.

The best time to water the plant is in the morning or in the evening.


Application of Fertilizer

The fertilizers specially formulated for  palm trees should be applied to the plant.

The fertilizers should be given in a ratio of 8-2-12-4 Mg with micro-nutrients.

The nitrogen should be in the form of resin-coated urea or ammonium salts, urea-formaldehyde or sulfur-coated urea.

The potassium should be in the form of sulfur-coated potassium sulfate and the magnesium should be prilled kieserite.

The micro-nutrients such as manganese sulfate, iron chelate, and slow-release boron are preferred.



A plant should be re-potted with some fresh potting soil and fertilizers when it outgrows the current pot.

The re-potting should be done late in the evening and it should be kept in the shady place for 2-3 days to provide the suitable climate conditions.


Plant Protection

A dead, infected or damaged part should be disposed away from the planting area.

A natural spray of Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil should be given in case of any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.



Avoid over-watering this plant when the pot doesn’t have any drainage holes.

Don’t apply water in the hot afternoon because it may cause fungus infection.


Roystonea Regia Care

Plant Royal Palm  should not be closer to house more than 8 feet to allow room for the fronds to spread out and so that it doesn’t damage anything in the way or the people underneath it by falling over it.

If you are planting the trees in a row then be sure to space them with distance of about 8-10 feet as it grows quite large.

Sunlight It will take partial shade but is happiest in full sun.
Watering Medium
Soil Topsoil or organic peat moss as a soil.
Temperature 30 to 40 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizers

Roystonea Regia Special Feature

The seed of this plant is used as a source of oil and food for livestock. The leaves are used by the people for thatching and its wood for construction.

Roystonea Regia Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Royal palm is one the best avenue tree mainly used to decorate the roadside, highways, and pathway
  • The Royal palm is one of the best avenue tree, which is mainly used to decorate the roadside, highways, and  pathway.


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