Red Lemur Palm
Lemurophoenix halleuxii

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lemurophoenix (lee-mur-oh-FEE-niks) (Info)
Species: halleuxii

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Venice, Florida

Agana Heights, Guam

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 28, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is indeed a magnificent palm.. and shows a tad bit of hardiness to cold as those palm nuts who have to have every thing in their collections struggle to keep this alive in California... some manage to do it year after year, but what a slow growing palm!! Still, if they can just get it well established and starting to shoot up some monstrous leaves, it will all be worth it... what a colorful palm!!

Positive

On Mar 25, 2006, cfkingfish from Venice, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant is known amongst palm collectors as a holy grail of palms. It has a new lavender leaf as shown in the picture which tends to fade away as it gets older. The petiole is a dark red, hence the name given to the palm. The leaves can reach up to 20 feet before any trunk will form according to habitat pictures. Seeds are notoriously hard to germinate, and getting one leaf on a seedling is a great achievement in itself. This palm grows in a few disjunct areas in the Masoala area of NE Madagascar, where it is critically endangered.