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 Ravenea monticola






Cold Hardiness: 

26-28s, F.

Trunk type:

Thin to medium (8-10 inches).  Dark brown-tan colored woody trunk.

Leaf type:

Pinnate. The leaves are dark green about 8-10 feet long and are plumose.  They have a little bit of gray color.


Solitary, note, there are suckering similar species. 


Easy, though requires some humidity and good drainage.  Cold will spot the leaves.

Speed of growth:

Medium growth rate.


20 feet.

Soil requirements:

Sandy with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Filtered light inland, full sun along the coast.

General Description:

This is a great palm.  It is very beautiful and can be grown with relative ease in most areas in Southern California.  Large plants are around in Southern California. 

Other Notes:

Variety "monticola" is a totally different palm that is huskier, more cold hardy, and has much longer leaves and stature.  This variety is very desirable.  The picture shown is Ravenea madagascarensis variety monticola

Further Data:

hard to find in nurseries

Palm for sale/Availability:

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