Dypsis decipiens
 Manambe palm

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 Dypsis decipiens


Dypsis decipiensPhoto by MR





Madagascar Island

Cold Hardiness: 

18 F.

Trunk type:

This palm has a large, swollen gray woody trunk

Leaf type:

This palm has arching, blue, pinnate leaves


This palm can be both solitary or suckering


This palm is easy to grow

Speed of growth:

It is a slow grower


10-15 feet approximately

Soil requirements:

Likes a rich sandy soil that drains quickly

Sun Requirements:

This palm will want full sun in most areas

General Description:

This is a beautiful, slow growing palm.  It can be solitary, but tends to make basal suckers (few).  It is a easy grow for most areas if you give this palm heat and sun.  This palm is slow to form trunk, but is worth the wait.  Sought-after by collectors.

Other Notes:

If this palm interests you you may be interested in Dypsis decaryi, Dypsis onilahensis, Butia capitata or Pseudophoenix sargentii.

Further Data:

 See photo gallery 

Palm for sale/Availability:

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