Actinokentia divaricata

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Description

   

Locality:

New Caledonia Island (east of Australia).

Cold Hardiness: 

Will take down to the low 30s, F.

Trunk type:

This palm has a thin brown/tan trunk with a blue-green/limey green crownshaft [a woody shaft at the top of the trunk composed of tightly wrapped leaf-bases].

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shaped).  The new emergent leaves are red, which will later fade to green.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Does not require a lot of maintenance.

Speed of growth:

Slow grower, but will pick-up some speed as it gets larger (2-3 feet tall).

Height:

Will reach 15-20 feet tall.

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, likes a sandy top soil.

Sun Requirements:

Requires morning, filtered or partial sun.  You can get away with growing it in full sun along the coast, but it can look limey (yellow/green).

General Description:

This is a truly elegant and beautiful palm.  It will certainly make a nice addition to a tropical garden.

Other Notes:

An ideal filtered light, smaller palm for Coastal areas that has a small trunk and is slow growing.

Further Data:

 See New Caledonian Palms article.

Palm for sale/Availability:

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