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Rhapidophyllum hystrix

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The very hardy 'needle palm' (-23 to -25°C, -9 to -13°F). Slow-growing. Buy it online in 5-litre pots (18/20-cm trunk, 50/60 cm total height), 10-litre pots (50/60 cm total height), 25-litre-pots (30/40-cm-trunk, 1 m 20 total height) and 55-litre pots (40/50-cm-trunk, 1 m 50 total height).

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85,00 € tax incl.

  • 10 litres
  • 80 litres

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Synonyms of Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Needle palm

Origin of Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Endemic to the south-east of the United States (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Florida)

Hardiness of Rhapidophyllum hystrix

The hardiest of all palms: -23 to -25°C (-9 to -13°F)

Description of Rhapidophyllum hystrix

A small shrubby palm with dark green leaves. The trunk is covered in needles and remains short (1 m). A must-have for palm enthusisasts!

How to grow Rhapidophyllum hystrix

It grows in damp undergrowth, and thus requires a shady place in warm regions. Plant it in full sun in cooler areas, it needs warmth to grow.

Story time

Its growth is very slow, and it takes months to germinate (up to 2 years!), hence the high prices of old specimens.

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Leaves:evergreen
Flowers:yes
Edible:no
Fragrant:no
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)- 5°C (23°F)
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)-10°C (14°F)
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)-15°C (5°F)
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)-20°C (-4°F)
Cold-hardiness (take the lowest T° indicated)-25°C (-13°F)
Exposure:full sun
Exposure:partial shade

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Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Rhapidophyllum hystrix

The very hardy 'needle palm' (-23 to -25°C, -9 to -13°F). Slow-growing. Buy it online in 5-litre pots (18/20-cm trunk, 50/60 cm total height), 10-litre pots (50/60 cm total height), 25-litre-pots (30/40-cm-trunk, 1 m 20 total height) and 55-litre pots (40/50-cm-trunk, 1 m 50 total height).

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