Common Name: Round Island Hurricane Palm Seed Origin: Florida, USA Mature Height: 20'-30' Mature spread: 8-12 ft Growth Rate: Moderate Sunlight: Likes full sun, it can be grown in less than that but for ideal growth, full sun is a must Soil: Enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline Cold Tolerance: 40°F Water: Liberal supply of water is needed, do not overwater USDA Zones: 9b - 11
Description: Dictyosperma Album var Conjugatum is found in the Mascarene Islands, It’s the smallest of the three varieties of Dictyosperma. It has a short, stout trunk and a prominent, pale crownshaft. The arching leaves form a dense, full crown. The tips of the leaflets are joined together by almost persistent reins running along the edge of the leaf and making this variety immediately recognizable. The ovoid fruit ripen to purple or black in color, containing one brown, ellipsoidal seed. Its small fruit is inedible. It is also called the hurricane palm because it can suffer strong winds (usually) without being destroyed. It grows steadily given a sunny position and adequate water and feed.
The Dictyosperma Album var Conjugatum palm is obviously a useful palm for hurricane-prone areas near the coast. It also makes a very graceful looking specimen or accent tree and even may be used indoors when young.
Item is handmade Seeds are packaged in water resistant packaging with the species clearly marked Planting Instructions are included.