Phoenix Rupicola – 5 seeds


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Common name: Date palm of the cliffs
Family: Arecaceae
Origin: Asia, Himalayas
Height at maturity: 6 to 7 meters
Hardiness: -6°C
Exposure: sunny
Plant type: palm
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: evergreen
Bloom: –
Flower color: –
Type of soil: rich and draining
Watering: copiously
Use: pot, isolated
Diseases and pests: spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)

The stipe (trunk) is solitary, the palm is between 6 and 7 meters high and has a diameter of 20 cm. Leaves 3 meters long, bright green, with flaccid segments, more or less equidistant, arranged in 2 rows, with a line of peltate, greyish scales, on the underside of the midrib. Fruit 18 mm long, shiny yellow.

This graceful silhouette palm tree is a prominent decorative element, whether isolated on a lawn or in an alignment. However, its low hardiness (-10°C over very short periods of frost) reserves it for gardens in mild climates and verandas in cooler climates.

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