Dypsis pembana
Pemba Palm

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 Dypsis pembana

Dypsis pembana by Al Bredeson
Photo by Al Bredeson





Pemba Island (near Australia)

Cold Hardiness: 

Uncertain, perhaps 32F

Trunk type:

Pinnate, crown-shafted, suckering

Leaf type:

Pinnate, somewhat plumose


Suckering (multiple trunks).


Unknown because of rarity

Speed of growth:



About 20 feet.

Soil requirements:

Well draining.

Sun Requirements:

Full Sun in coastal areas

General Description:

A medium sized palm that suckers but also can be found single trunked.  A real collector palm.  

Other Notes:

Hard to find; no good seed source

Further Data:


Palm for sale/Availability:

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