Dypsis Leptochilos. Teddy Bear Palm
The Dypsis Leptochilos is a very beautiful and unique palm from Madagascar. The solitary trunk is green and bamboo-like, although it is covered in a white powder making it almost white in appearance. A dense reddish-brown velvet like hair covers the crownshaft, hence its common name of 'The Teddy Bear Palm'. This majestic palm tree when mature has a crown around 15 gracefully arching dark green glossy pinnate leaves. Leaflets are closely spaced and droop downwards.
Considered critically endangered in the wild, it is a palm which is hard to come by and quite sought after. Relatively slow growing it can be grown happily in a greenhouse, conservatory or atrium.
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DYPSIS LEPTOCHILOS. Teddy Bear Palm.
Latin Name: Dypsis Leptochilos.
Common Name: Teddy Bear Palm, Redneck Palm, Red-stemmed Triangle Palm,Red Fuzzy Palm..
Native to: Madagascar.
Hardiness: Best kept frost free..
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen. Very impressive solitary palm with long gracefully arching pinnate leaves. Drooping leaflets. Medium sized palm. Dense reddish-brown fuzz on the crownshaft. Bammboo like trunk covered in a white powder. Critically endangered in habitat.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Rich, well drained soil.
Moisture: Water regularly. Re-water when top inch of soil feels dry Likes humidity.
Feeding: Feed in spring and summer.
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