Carpoxylon Macrospermum. Carpoxylon Palm
The Carpoxylon Macrospermum is exceedingly rare and critically endangered in its native habitat. Thought to be extinct it was only rediscovered in 1987. A very tall palm with a solitary trunk, deep green in colour with a swollen base. Topping a long, bright green crownshaft is a crown of strongly recurved olive green leathery leaves strongly 'V' shaped in cross section, with stiff pinnate leaflets.
A highly ornamental palm suited for growing in a greenhouse, conservatory or atrium with some humidity. Really difficult to come by, it makes a great specimen, perfect for the collectors.
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CARPOXYLON MACROSPERMUM. Carpoxylon Palm
Latin Name: Carpoxylon Macrospermum
Common Name: Carpoxylon Palm.
Native to: Vanuatu Islands off the South Pacific.
Hardiness: Protect from frost. Take light frost when mature.
Growth Characteristics: Tall palm. Slow growing. Graceful and arching olive green pinnate leaves ontop of a bright green long crownshaft. Solitary trunk. Large red egg-shaped fruits. Slow growing. Easy to grow.
Sunlight: Bright indirect light.
Soil: Rich, draining soil.
Moisture: Keep moist. Do not allow to dry out. Needs some humidity.
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