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PlantFiles: Saramati Palm
Trachycarpus ukhrulensis 'Naga Hills'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trachycarpus (trak-ee-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: ukhrulensis
Cultivar: Naga Hills
Additional cultivar information: (aka Manipur)


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bepah On Sep 30, 2013, bepah from Brentwood, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

As is common with many Trachys, the plant took some time to go vertical; there is a significant heel at the bottom of the trunk. Since then the plant has done quite well and has a terrific 'chalk' on the undersides of the leaves. This may be one of the more attractive Trachycarpus species (except for the waggie, of course! :))

Neutral NorthSC On Jul 18, 2013, NorthSC from North, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am growing Trachycarpus ukhrulensis in pots. I had 6 of these germinate (don't remember how many seeds I had, I think I had 20 seeds). They germinated over 3 years ago and still are very small plants, most still are seedlings in size and are growing very very very very very very slowly. 2 or 3 of them died. Not from cold, maybe from overwatering. Only one is larger, about 1 ft. in overall eight. They are extremely sensitive to overwatering and/or to something else. I tried to keep them in the sun room, outdoors in the shade, semi shade, full sun etc. Perhaps they don't like the hot SC midlands climate?


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

Brentwood, California
North, South Carolina

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