Triangle Palm seed
An absolutely stunning palm tree with a triangular shaped trunk makes this stand out.
Easy to grow.
Definitely gets noticed!
Unique looking, they are adaptable to many growing conditions.
All reasons for them gaining in popularity.
They aren’t as widely known as some other palms are.
Native to Madagascar and threatened in their nature habitat, they aren’t going to disappear.
The use of them in landscapes and containers all over the world ensures that.
It displays a unique shape of arching leaves that seem to come straight out of top of the tree on three sides, thus the name.
The leaves are feather like, blue-green or silver green color.
This tree will Flower all year and will produce an inedible fruit. The fruits contain one seed and another tree can easily be started from seed. Usually germinates within three months.
Most consider the triangle palm as a faster grower once established.
Thrives on full sun.
A show piece kind of palm tree will take center stage!
They have a relatively short trunk that usually appears a white/grey color.
That makes it a great tree to add some colorful plants around the base.
They are only mildly drought tolerant and should be water daily when 1st planted.
Once to twice a week once established.
Give them a shower or mist bath if indoors for the winter.
For containers, they are very attractive.
Be prepared for a good sized tree, although they won’t get anywhere near the size they do in their native habitat.
In the container they will stay smaller.
Quick info: Scientific name- Dypsis decaryi
30-40 ft tall, 20 ft wide, single trunk
minimum temp 32°F zone 10-11
full sun, grows in a sandy any pH well drained soil
mildly drought tolerant, medium growth rate
It has single smooth, upright, trunk, 9-13 inches in diameter, brownish-gray, ringed by the scars from the fallen fronds. Overlapping leaf-bases grow from three distinct points of the trunk, forming a triangle, hence the name Triangle Palm. Leaves are pinnate, or feather-like, arching almost upright, about 10ft long and 3ft wide, segmented, bluish-green above and beneath, supported by brown petiole covered in a whitish bloom.
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