Basselinia gracilis
No Common Name

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Basselinia gracilis

Basselinia gracilis



Basselinia gracilis



New Caledonia

Cold Hardiness: 

30-32, F.

Trunk type:

Slender gray or black trunk.  Crown color can vary greatly, e.g., red, green, orange.

Leaf type:

  This palm can have a pinnate or entire leaf.  The 
  leaves can vary from 2-4 feet.


This palm can either be solitary or suckering.


Easy to grow under normal circumstances.

Speed of growth:

Slow to moderate.


5-10 feet.

Soil requirements:

Rich soil with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Shade, filtered or morning sun.

General Description:

This is a must have in most gardens, but is not the easiest species from New Caledonia to grow.  It has a lot of color and is very tropical looking.  It can be grown in most gardens in Southern California but does not want to dry out and is subject apparently to rot.

Other Notes:

In the wild this palm can vary greatly in how it looks.  I saw tall and short, light and dark, suckering and solitary versions of this one palm tree.  It is truly a magnificent palm.

Further Data:

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