The queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) is an ornamental palm tree. It has elegant, drooping fronds and produces round, orange 1-inch fruit in winter. Its relatively small height of 25 to 50 feet and 15 foot canopy spread make it an easy tree to manage and grow in suburban areas. One of the queen palm tree's moist important needs is water. Unlike desert palm trees, the queen palm originates in the tropics and needs regular watering to survive.
Feel the soil's moisture levels with your hands for the best indication of when you need to water. Until you get a feel for your queen palm's needs at all times of the year, check the soil's moisture level at least three time weekly.
Water newly planted queen palm trees so that the area around their root ball remains moist at all times. Give the tree enough water to moisten to soil to a depth of 6 inches.
Water established queen palm trees whenever the top few inches of the soil dry out. Moisten the top 6 inches of the soil and apply the water in an area that is five times the diameter of your queen palm's trunk.