Asked by: Lamiri Jungenblutasked in category: General Last Updated: 26th February, 2020
How do palm trees survive in the Sahara Desert?
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Correspondingly, can palm trees survive in the desert?
Palm trees tolerate heat well. Many species of palms are from desert climates or warm Mediterranean climates, which means that these trees are used to the heat. Some species, such as the queen palm , may be more sensitive to heat, but they can still grow with the right placement and professional landscape maintenance.
Subsequently, question is, do palm trees grow in the Sahara Desert? Prominent among the relict woody plants of the Saharan highlands are species of olive, cypress, and mastic trees . Other woody plants found in the highlands and elsewhere in the desert include species of Acacia and Artemisia, doum palm , oleander, date palm , and thyme.
Similarly, it is asked, how do date palms survive in the Sahara Desert?
The huge leaves are made to survive a hot, dry climate, and adapt the tree to long summers without rain, but the palm needs a source of regular water. The date palm's ideal growing conditions are found in the more watery areas of the subtropical deserts of the Middle East: oases and river banks.
How much water does a palm tree need in the desert?
A: Palms have relatively high water use compared to other desert trees and several do well here. This time of year, once a week watering would be fine. I would give them about 20 gallons of water in a basin around the trunk at each watering.