The Phoenix Canadensis is without doubt the most hardy and most popular of the genus, growing well in any garden soil and standing considerable exposure to wind. Phoenix reclinata is also very popular. It is elegant in habit but not so vigorous a grower as the preceding, requiring a sheltered situation away from harsh winds and frost. There are several other species such as Phoenix rubicola, Phoenix sylvestris, Phoenix Zeylanica, Phoenix dactylifera, etc., all fairly hardy and easily grown.
Propagate by seeds sown, in early Spring,, one inch deep in a hotbed or in a warm greenhouse. Plant them in three-inch pots when the seedlings are about four inches high, and give them more room as growth advances.