Ravenea rivularis
Majesty palm

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Description

   

Locality:

Madagascar

Cold Hardiness: 

Probably about 27s, F.

Trunk type:

Smooth, swollen at base.

Leaf type:

Pinnate

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitaire

Maintenance:

Can have high need for nutrition and water.  Yellows out when nutritionally starved.

Speed of growth:

Fast

Height:

40 feet plus

Soil requirements:

Average; likes rich soil and good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun most areas.  Can tolerate part day sun, but not a shade plant.

General Description:

Stately single trunk non-crownshafted palm with a large full head.  Trunk is surprisingly fat at the base like a Royal Palm.  Very fast growing, commonly available.

Other Notes:

Does poorly right on the ocean.  Ok 1/4 mile back from the ocean.

Further Data:

Used as a house palm, but are many other species that are better.

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