Hyophorbe verschafeltii

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Hyophorbe verschafeltii H. Wendl.
Spindle palm.
Mascarene Islands.
Infrequent

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 3 m.
Yes
Less than 30 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

- 2ºC
Drained
Slow
Medium
Pleno sol
Good
Medium
No
Medium
Low difficulty
High

It has almost become extinct in its original habitat, but has been used in gardens with a warmer climate in southeastern Europe since the nineties.

Its trunk is smooth and grey whilst its crown is usually made up of barely half a dozen leaves.

Its inflorescences, which are very striking, form under its crownshaft.

It is rustic in its choice of soil quality and can withstand periods of drought and saline winds.

It prefers sunny sites and plenty of water in summer.