Hyophorbe lagenicaulis seed

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis   -Bottle Palm

 

The Bottle Palm has a  small crown of 4-6 4 to 8 pinnate, or feather-like, leaves that  can grow up to 10 ft. It has 140 leaflets arranged in two upward  pointing rows which grow to about 2 ft long.

They need 4-6 years to  trunk and to form it’s bottle form, looking when they get  taller, they lose the compact pear shape but still are beautiful  as tall thickly trunked palms.

Bottle Palm Seeds also very long to germinate in general minimum 2 months to a year or even more. The fruits are green and white dots at early stage and goes black     when ripe, whereas seeds are very hard, ovoid and gray.

The Bottle Palm produces  beautiful white flowers that are held by 30 in. stalks coming  from below the crownshaft. Flowers are monoecious, male and  female flowers on the same inflorescence.

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis seed