Hyophorbe Verschafeltii. Spindle Palm
The Hyophorbe Verschafeltii is a very unique and architectural looking palm. A solitary palm the trunk is a creamy colour, turning grey as it matures and overtime it starts to swell in the middle similar to the shape of a spindle, hence it's common name of the Spindle Palm. The crown is usually made up of 6 long, slightly arched pinnate leaves which are held quite erect. Leaflets are bright green- bright yellow and are arranged producing a narrow 'V' shape in cross section. Classed as critically endangered in the wild, it is established in cultivation. This ornamental palm is slow growing and makes a great specimen for containers as an indoor palm given enough light. Can be grown on a patio or terrace through summer and brought inside through winter
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HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII. Spindle Palm
Latin Name: Hyophorbe Verschafeltii.
Common Name: Spindle Palm.
Native to: Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth Characteristics: Slow growing. Evergreen. Very unusual solitary palm. Trunk is spindle shaped. Crownshaft is mint green- powdery blue in colour. Usually around 6 long dark green arching pinnate leaves held quite erect with stiff narrow leaflets.
Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: Not fussy as long as it is well drained.
Moisture: Water regularly, requires consistently moist soil but do not over water.
Feeding: Feed twice a year in growing season.
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