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About Latania lontaroides

Latania lontaroides or red latan palm Grows on cliffs and in coastal ravines, in the Mascarene archipelago but is now found only on the island of La Réunion, where it occurs on the coast between Petite Ile and Saint-Philippe where its habitat is also shrinking, the species was once common. The red palm latan can reach 12 m height but grows quite slowly. The mature trunk is gray, smooth and slightly swollen at the base. It

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Latania lontaroides,latanier de la Réunion ,latanier rouge,red latan palm
Maximum Reachable Height upto 12 feet
Difficulty Level Moderately easy

Planting and care

  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.

    Latania lontaroides care

  • Palms grow in some very extreme situations
  • Do not position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.
  • most popular palm plants are pretty adaptable. They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.).
  • They do tolerate central heating. They prefer light, but not strong light and especially when they are young.
  • They do not like drafts and sudden changes in temperature. Some of them, though, prefer a regular slight drop in temperature at night.
  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot. They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays. If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.
  • Because many palms are grown to a great height in tropical climates, a grower needs to know the plants matured height before buying.
  • Grown indoors and potted correctly they will grow to approximately 3 ft- 8 ft in height, making it a good idea to plan where the plant will reside, based on the space needed.
  • Sunlight Palm s prefer partial shade (or partial with some sunlight), as they are more than happy in low-light conditions.
    Watering Keep soil moist throughout the growing season,
    Soil Loamy soil/ Sandy soil/ Soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 8.0
    Temperature They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.). They do tolerate central heating.
    Fertilizer Feed your palm regularly during the growing season. If possible, use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micro nutrients and extra potassium and manganese. Potassium deficiency is especially common in palms—it shows up in yellowing or brownish fronds.

    Latania lontaroides special feature

    Palms tend to lend themselves to creating shadows and reflections. You can stand a palm in an alcove that is lined with a mirror and create stunning effects. If you put one on each side of a fireplace, its even doubly stunning. The shadows cast by the palms fronds can pattern a plain wall. Spotlights can create good strong light for bold shadows.

    These are quite dramatic. Dont position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.

    Latania lontaroides uses


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Latania lontaroides ?

    Latania lontaroides is commonly known as Latania lontaroides,latanier de la Réunion ,latanier rouge,red latan palm

    How tall do Latania lontaroides grow?

    On average Latania lontaroides grows upto 12 feet

    How hard is Latania lontaroides to grow?

    A Latania lontaroides is Moderately easy

    How much sunlight does a Latania lontaroides need?

    A Latania lontaroides prefers Palm s prefer partial shade (or partial with some sunlight), as they are more than happy in low-light conditions.

    How much water does a Latania lontaroides need?

    A Latania lontaroides prefers watering Keep soil moist throughout the growing season,

    What kind of soil does a Latania lontaroides need?

    A Latania lontaroides prefers Loamy soil/ Sandy soil/ Soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 8.0

    What temperature does a Latania lontaroides like?

    A Latania lontaroides prefers They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.). They do tolerate central heating.

    How often should I fertilize my Latania lontaroides ?

    To encourage Latania lontaroides growth, Feed your palm regularly during the growing season. If possible, use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micro nutrients and extra potassium and manganese. Potassium deficiency is especially common in palms—it shows up in yellowing or brownish fronds.

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