Hermaphroditic, Solitary palm. Trunk to 10 m tall, 15-23 cm in diameter; breast high, leaf scars prominent, narrow, roughened, light coloured, internodes narrow, dark coloured, petiole bases persistent in the lower portion.
Common name: Palmpedia
Bloom time: Winter
Height: 8.00 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
A plant of tropical regions, it can also be grown in more or less frost-free temperate and subtropical climates. It is found in areas of high rainfall, which can be with or without a distinct dry season. Grows best in a sunny, moist, but well drained positionHardiness: zone, 10a. To -1 °C (30.2 °F)
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 29.3°C ± 4.2
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Seed - sow in deep containers in order to avoid root constriction, planting two seeds in each container.
- The seed of this species has a longer viability than that of most palms.
- If necessary, thin the seedlings to the best plant and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- plant will die with the first frost.
The leaves are commonly used for thatching[46 , 266 ]. The leaves are woven into hats etc[46 , 266 ].
Caterpillars, mealybugs, and spider mites also cause problems. Avoid spraying and tolerate some leaf damage unless the situation is uncontrolled.