Hyophorbe indica

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Reunion Island, Mascarene Islands (East of Africa & Madagascar Island).

Cold Hardiness: 

About 30 F.

Trunk type:

Crownshafted, medium size trunk

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shaped)


Solitary (single trunk)



Speed of growth:



20 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich, good draining

Sun Requirements:

Coastal, full sun, inland, some protection.

General Description:

A unique and beautiful palm that is related to the Bottle and Spindle Palm, yet different.  There is no bulge at the base.  However, in its own right is absolutely gorgeous and becoming very popular.  The trunk has a bit of a bulge, but not too prominent.

Other Notes:

There appears, at seedling stage, to be a green stemmed form and a red-black stemmed form.  However, with age, they look more similar than different.  The red-black form is somewhat more cold hardy.

Further Data:


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