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PlantFiles: Red Lemur Palm
Lemurophoenix halleuxii

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees
Palms

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob 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 cfkingfish 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.

Regional...

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

Lakeland, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Venice, Florida
Agana Heights, Guam



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