• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower up to 20 feet tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BEW-tee-uh kap-ih-TAY-tuh
    Plant type:Palm
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower up to 20 feet tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Edible, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Companion PlantsBird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Plumbago (Plumbago)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or with environmental humidity, but will tolerate some drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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