Dypsis decaryi

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Dypsis decaryi (Jum.) Beentje & J. Dransf.
Neodypsis, Triangle palm.
Southern Madagascar.
Common

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
Less than 15 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 30 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

- 4ºC
Drained
Medium
Medium
Pleno sol
Not recommendable
Medium
No
High
Low difficulty
Medium

Almost extinct in its original habitat it is, however, widespread in gardening.

It has a very particular silhouette and is often called the triangular palm as its leaves grow in three rows down its trunk.

The pod and petiole of its leaves is covered by a reddish brown tomentum.

It is not at all demanding as far as the quality of soil is concerned as long as it is well drained.

It needs a sunny, warm site with low air humidity. Once it is well established it can tolerate periods of drought.