Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Bottle palm

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 Hyophorbe lagenicaulis photo

Bottle Palm





Mascarene Islands (E. Africa & of Madagascar Island)

Cold Hardiness: 

About 35 F.

Trunk type:

Single trunk, bulges at the base, peculiar appearing.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shaped), arched leaves.


Solitaire, sometimes dwarf appearing.


With the right conditions, fairly easy.  Difficult with cold weather.

Speed of growth:



About 15 feet plus in the Tropics

Soil requirements:

Sandy, good draining soil.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

A very unusual palm because of the bulge of the trunk.  Can survive in the warmest coastal areas.  If you get definite freezes, this palm is not for you. 

Other Notes:

Other species of Hyophorbe easier to grow.  Very few specimens in So Cal

Further Data:


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