Phoenix rupicola

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Cliff date palm, Indian date palm.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Phoenix rupicola T. Anderson
Cliff date palm, Indian date palm.
Northern India.
Very rare

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
Less than 15 m.
Yes
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 50 cm.
Dioicous plants

CULTURE

-4ºC
Drained
Slow
Medium
Pleno sol
Good
Low
No
Medium
Medium difficulty
Low

It is to be found in rocky gorges and valleys up to an altitude of 450m.

This elegant palm was practically unknown in the gardening world until now.

Its leaves are deep green and, unlike the other Phoenix, its leaflets are on one plane. It drops its leaves when they are no longer functional.

It needs rich, well drained soil as well as a good degree of humidity for optimal growth. It is not very resistant to dry winds so in areas with a dry climate it prefers to be in semi-shade.