Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis, Elala Palm

Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis

Elala Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Tropical East Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like plant

The mature tree can reach up to 20ft in height and the trunk remains safe from thorns and sharp edges.

The Elala Palm is very easy to grow and requires minimal care and attention. In fact, it is considered to be virtually pest and disease free. It requires plenty of sunlight and needs moderate watering. A mature plant is cold hardy and can endure temperatures of at least 30°F for very short periods of time. When grown in pot, the Elala Palm will require extra protection in colder regions during the winter season.

Elala Palm grows best in USDA Zones 9 through 11, and should be fertilized monthly with a general-purpose, granular fertilizer and mulched once per year with a 3 to 4-inch layer of organic compost. Although this big tree can be planted in full sun, it can also tolerate partial shade, making it an excellent addition for any landscape.

This attractive palm is easy to propagate from seed and can also be propagated by seedlings, suckers, and root shoots. Suckers can be easily removed without damaging the parent plant and quickly planted to produce mature specimens in just a few years.

This is a slow-growing palm, but with the right amount of sunlight, moderate water, and adequate feeding it can reach a height of over 20 feet relatively quickly. With its feathery, arching fronds and amazing shape, this palm is certain to provide a captivating focal point, while adding a tropical touch to any garden.

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