Latania lontaroides
Red Latan palm

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 Latania lontaroides





Reunion Island

Cold Hardiness: 

31 F.

Trunk type:

The crown is a white color.  The trunk is a clean and woody.

Leaf type:

Fan leaf


Solitary (single trunk) palm


This palm is a little difficult to grow.  It requires a lot of heat

Speed of growth:

Slow to moderate


10 feet+

Soil requirements:

Sandy soil that drains well.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

This is a beautiful silver fan palm.  It does not like too much cold and it needs a lot of heat.  It is not an ideal palm for coastal areas, but if you are inland a bit, it will enjoy your heat.

Other Notes:

If you like this palm see Bismackia nobilis

Further Data:


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