Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

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aka Spindle Palm: arguably the most ornamental of the Hyophorbes with a thick, swollen trunk (but less bulgy than a Bottle Palm's) topped with a turquoise, rapidly tapering crownshaft and a colorful head of large, green arching leaves with yellow and orange in the petioles and rachis. This is a good potted palm, indoor palm and excellent landscape palm in the tropics and marginally excellent Mediterranean climates (though more hardy than a bottle palm). This palm grows up about 20' tall but looks stocky and normal unlike a bottle palm that tall (that looks gangly and weak). This palm is from Rodrigues Island in the Mascarene group.
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Re: Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

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I've grown this one from seed. It took 3 months to germinate them, and all of my seedlings survived. Mine are now just over 2 years old:
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Species I'm growing from seed: Agave nizandensis, Agave difformis, Agave parryi, Agave schidigera, Aloe alooides, Aloe manandonae, Aloe dhufarensis, Aloe barbara-jeppeae, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Kerriodoxa elegans, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, Chrysalidocarpus leptocheilos, Licuala grandis.
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Very attractive palms when young. One of mine seems to be on steroids or something, it's growing 3x faster than others from the same seed batch.

My soon to be 4-year-old specimen:
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Species I'm growing from seed: Agave nizandensis, Agave difformis, Agave parryi, Agave schidigera, Aloe alooides, Aloe manandonae, Aloe dhufarensis, Aloe barbara-jeppeae, Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Kerriodoxa elegans, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, Chrysalidocarpus leptocheilos, Licuala grandis.
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