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Aug 2013 – Hyophorbe Lagenicaulis

Hyophorbe Lagenicaulis

Hyophorbe Lagenicaulis
(Bottle Palm)

An Intriguing palm from the Mascarene Islands which obtains its common name from the unusual bloated trunk which in some specimens resembles a bottle.

Bottle Palms are rather cold-sensitive and are best suited to tropical regions, although they can succeed in a warm position in the subtropics. They grow very well in coastal districts and will tolerate considerable exposure to salt-laden winds.

Plants like a sunny aspect and are very slow growing. They are readily propagated from seeds which usually germinate within 6-8 months

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