How do Foxtail Palms get started/grow in the wild without human beings putting them in a pot and otherwise tending to them?
Growing Foxtail Palms
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Well, what an interesting question!
My research show that the Foxtail Palm was shows that the world was quite unaware of this species of palm until 1978 when a
Aboriginal man brought it to Botanists and the world's attention.
It was originally found only in a very small region of Austrailia. After it become known the Foxtail Palms became so popular that there was a black market for the seeds.
Here is a link with more information.