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Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis, Elala Palm

Hyphaene coriacea, Hyphaene natalensis

Elala Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Tropical East Africa
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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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Hyphaene sp., Hyphaene

Hyphaene sp.

Hyphaene
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Kenya
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeUnknown name

The only palm in the world with a branched trunk. Seen along rivers at Samburu, Kenya.




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Hyphaene thebaica, Gingerbread Palm, African Doum Palm

Hyphaene thebaica

Gingerbread Palm, African Doum Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Coastal North-Eastern Africa, Madagascar
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The legendary Doum palm; was well known to the ancient Egyptians who buried large numbers of the fruits in the tombs of their pharaos. It is perhaps the most easily recognized of all palms as it is one of the few that fork or branch. A large tree is a stunning sight, suitable for warm temperate to tropical climates and extremely drought tolerant. Sunny, very well drained position. Can tolerate temperate clmates, but prefers it hot. It can tolerate lots of water as well, as long as the drainage is good . Very drought tolerant. When planting the seed, make sure to use a very deep pot, since the seed sends down a very long trap root, or "sinker".





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Iguanura wallichiana , Tronok

Iguanura wallichiana

Tronok
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Malaysia
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like

A medium sized clumping palm, with long, irregularly pinnate leaves shaped like fishes tails.



Iguanura wallichiana , Tronok
Iguanura wallichiana , Tronok
Iguanura wallichiana var. Major
Iguanura wallichiana , Tronok
Iguanura wallichiana var. Major


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Iriartea deltoidea, Stilt Palm, Copa Palm, Barrigona Palm

Iriartea deltoidea

Stilt Palm, Copa Palm, Barrigona Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: South America
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Bizarre looking, very attractive, tall, stilt rooted palm. Just look at the root stilts swollen at the ends, they are a conversation piece! Very rare collectible from Ecuador. It is said by local guides that these palms actually slowly "walk", moving their location as they grow new root stilts For many enthusiasts, Iriartea is the grandest of the many stunning palms of South America. This tall and elegant plant has a slightly swollen, gray or white trunk; plumose leaves with leaflets very neatly arranged in four planes; and giant, horn-shaped inflorescence-bracts, which easily identify it. Common in its native home, it is almost unknown in cultivation.





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Kerriodoxa elegans, White Elephant Palm, King Thai Palm

Kerriodoxa elegans

White Elephant Palm, King Thai Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-like

When planted as a large shrub, or small tree, it can reach 5-10ft tall, with a spread of 6ft, or 10-20ft when grown as a single stem. Kerriodoxa elegans prefers full sun to semi-shade in temperate to tropical climates and USDA Zones 9-11.Although it thrives with regular watering, it prefers light soils that are not saturated and is relatively frost tolerant, so moisture retention in cold climates can be achieved by planting it in a pot and bringing indoors during winter months.

A spectacularly attractive, medium sized unarmed fan palm, with large dark green leaves, which are silvery white underneath. This palm has only recently been introduced to cultivation, but is becoming very popular in the tropics and sub-tropics as a garden and container plant. Because it is dioecious (requiring both male and female plants) the seed is often not available from cultivated plants.

Allowing your Kerriodoxa elegans palm to receive plenty of sun, regular and adequate water, along with a balanced fertilizer, will keep your plant healthy and strong. If you're growing your Kerriodoxa elegans outdoors in pots, use a potting mix that drains well. If you're growing it within the ground, make sure it is not soggy at any point. Be sure to keep an eye out for common pests and diseases, and always prune any dead or damaged fronds, removing them from the midline of the crown. Although it is a slow-growing tree, it will reward you with a unique palm appearance with bright, unique foliage. Enjoy nurturing this rarely seen palm and be the envy of your gardening friends. You will have added a valuable, exotic addition to your garden.



Kerriodoxa elegans, White Elephant Palm, King Thai Palm
Kerriodoxa elegans, White Elephant Palm, King Thai Palm
Kerriodoxa elegans, White Elephant Palm, King Thai Palm
Kerriodoxa elegans, White Elephant Palm, King Thai Palm


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Latania sp., Latan Palm

Latania sp.

Latan Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mauritius Island
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

The Latan Palm (Latania sp.)is one of the best ornamental fan palms. While young plants have beautiful red petioles and leaf margins, mature plants produce a compact crown of very leathery, stiff, blue fan leaves with leafstalks covered in thick, white wool. Latania sp. likes moderately moist soil and needs some watering during the drier months. In warm climates, it may require fortnightly watering. In cooler climates, it should be watered only enough to keep it from drying out, but still allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. In colder regions, it can tolerate periodic frosts and requires only minimal protection from frost, such as a thick mulch layer. During the winter months, do not fertilize or too much water.

Once fully matured, a Latan Palm tree can grow from 15-20 ft tall with a trunk diameter of up to 6-9 inches. At the bottom of the trunk, the leaves grow about 3-4 ft wide. Its crown becomes rounded with a slight taper to the top. The petioles and leaf margins are very beautiful, giving the tree a lush, full look.

The Latan Palm is a great choice for those looking for a robust, tall, and ornamental fan palm suitable for larger gardens. With proper care and maintenance, it can serve as an impressive addition to any home setting.





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Licuala grandis, Ruffled Fan Palm

Licuala grandis

Ruffled Fan Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu islands
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Licuala grandis (Ruffled Fan Palm), a large shrub or small tree endemic to the Solomon and Vanuatu Islands, is best known for its impressive, undivided circular leaves with a full crown. Growing 5-10 feet tall and wide, this semi-shady tropical and subtropical plant loves regular watering, put on a semi-shade location and tolerates salt in the soil and at seaside locations. This eye-catching palm or palm-like shrub makes an ideal specimen for a pot, as well as a gorgeous addition to any garden.

This majestic plant is best suited to USDA Zone 9-11 and Hardiness Zones 10-11. When young, Licuala grandis prefers a shade location and will tolerate full sun once established. It's a drought tolerant plant and fertilization, 3 times a year should be sufficient.

When growing in a container, in cold regions, bring the pot indoors and limit watering during winter. Feed once or twice a month, finding a balanced fertilizer suitable for palms or citrus. Once spring arrives, Licuala grandis can move to a sheltered, sunny location and enjoy regular, thorough watering once every week.

A beautiful plant to cultivate, the Ruffled Fan Palm adds an exotic touch to any garden or balcony with its striking fan-like appearance. Make sure it's planted in a site with semi-shade and protected from strong winds to ensure its longevity. Such an eye-catching specimen requires some patience to grow as its slow-growing habit makes it well worth the wait.





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Licuala mattanensis Mapu, Paradise Palm

Licuala mattanensis Mapu

Paradise Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Borneo
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Licuala mattanensis Mapu is very slow growing. It has one of the most beautifully colored leaves of the palm world.

USDA Zone 11.



Licuala mattanensis Mapu, Paradise Palm
Licuala mattanensis Mapu, Paradise Palm
Licuala mattanensis Mapu, Paradise Palm


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Licuala peltata, Ruffled Fan palm
Licuala peltata var. sumawongii

Licuala peltata

Ruffled Fan palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like



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