Dictyosperma Album var Rubrum. Red Princess Palm.
The Dictyosperma is a quite rare collectors palm from the Islands Mascarene. When mature this very attractive palm tree has a crown of between 20-30 long gracefully arching leaves with short petioles and close set leaflets. Newly emerging leaves are a bronze colouring with red edges. A medium sized palm with a solitary trunk, dark grey in colour with a slight bulge at its base. The Crownshaft distiguishes it from the standard Dictyospermum Album by tending to be reddish brown.
Also named the 'Hurricane' Palm for its ability to stand up to strong winds without being destroyed.
This very ornamental palm is hard to come by and quite sought after.
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DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM var RUBRUM. Red Princess Palm.
Latin Name: Dictyospermum Album var Rubrum
Common Name: Red Princess Palm, Hurricane Palm.
Native to: Mascarene Islands( Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues).
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen. Very elegant solitary palm, with arching leaves. Short petioles. Emergent leaves are bronze in colour with red egdes. Monoecious (male and female flowers on the same inflorescence. Easy to grow
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Fast draining soil.
Moisture: Water regularly in growing season, but do not let sit in water. Likes humidity.
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