Dypsis mananjarensis
Mealy Bug Palm

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Dypsis manajarensis

   

Description

   

Locality:

Madagascar Island

Cold Hardiness: 

About freezing, 32F.

Trunk type:

Large, single trunk, speckled crownshaft.

Leaf type:

Pinnate, plumose, "mealy bug petiole" giving this palm it's common name (note; not widely accepted common name)

Suckering/Solitary:

Single Trunk

Maintenance:

Extremely slow growing and difficult when young

Speed of growth:

As above

Height:

ten meters plus

Soil requirements:

Sandy, well-draining

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A sought after, slow growing palm that attracts buyers because of the speckles on the leaves/crown.  No real long term experience with large specimens

Other Notes:

Rare!

Further Data:

 

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