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Joey Palm Tree

Rare Joey Pam Tree In The Wild

The Joey Palm Tree, scientific name Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, is an exotic palm with large undivided green leaves that will make any area or landscape feel much more tropical. It is also a great addition to any home or office.

Joey Palm Tree Info

Scientific name: Johannesteijsmannia altifrons

Common names: The Joey Palm is also known as Diamond Joey Palm, Diamond Joey.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: This palm is native to Southeast Asia.

Appearance: This evergreen has no trunk. Striking diamond-shaped fronds emerge right from the ground. The leaves are large and can get up to 10ft long.

Flowers/Fruits: It produces creamy flowers that are followed by fruits.

Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate. Joey Palm Tree can grow up to 10 – 20 ft tall and 10 -15 ft wide. Good quality fertilizer can accelerate growth.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Cold Tolerance: Joey Palm Tree can tolerate cold temperatures down to 25F. The root system is very sensitive to the cold and should be protected if temperatures drop below freezing. It is great for growing in the USDA Zones 9b (25 to 30 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Shade to partial shade.

Water Req: Moderate.  It loves high humidity. It is very easy to overwater it so make sure to provide good drainage.

Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during the growing season.

Propagation: Propagated by seed.

10 Facts About The Joey Palm Tree


  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Joey Palm trees enhance the aesthetic appeal of any landscape with their unique, fan-like fronds and tall, slender trunks.

  2. Shade Provider: The broad leaves of Joey Palm trees provide ample shade in hot climates.

  3. Low Maintenance: This palm species requires minimal care, making it an excellent choice for individuals with busy lifestyles.

  4. Air Purifier: Like other plants, Joey Palm trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, helping to improve air quality.

  5. Erosion Control: Their extensive root systems help prevent soil erosion in landscapes.

  6. Habitat: Joey Palms provide shelter for various species of birds and insects.

  7. Cultural Significance: In some cultures, palm trees are seen as symbols of peace and prosperity.

  8. Easy Propagation: The Joey Palm tree propagates easily from seeds, making it a prevalent choice for cultivation.

  9. Longevity: Joey Palms have a long lifespan when compared to other plant species.

  10. Resilience: They are resilient to a range of climatic conditions, making them a suitable choice for various environments.

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