SINGLE STEM – BIFID COMPLETE LEAVES
A TRULY UNUSUAL COLLECTOR PALM
This is a rare and almost never available single trunk dwarf palm with a mature height of two feet. Its trunk is very narrow and leaves are plicated (ridged) as shown below. It is an understory palm and wants filtered light. It is native to mountain cloud forests in Honduras. It has a cold tolerance in the mid to upper twenties F. and has been successfully grown by enthusiasts in So California. We may be one of the only nurseries around offering this species. You want to give it ample water and to not let it go dry. It is a dioecious species so you’ll need several to get both sexes if you want to produce seeds. We’re offering band sized seedlings on sale and have very limited numbers. These can be mail ordered. Our band sized seedlings are shown in the first five photos below followed an older one gallon plant. Because of it’s rarity, I don’t have any garden photos that are better than our 5 gallon photos. Mail order should be easy. The last photo is c/o Palmpedia.