Onilahy Palm
Dypsis onilahensis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis) (Info)
Species: onilahensis (oh-nil-ah-HEN-sis) (Info)
Synonym:Dypsis isalaoensis (weeping form)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Palms

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brentwood, California

Garden Grove, California

Goleta, California

Oceanside, California

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Reseda, California

San Clemente, California

Santa Ana, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Ventura, California

Yorba Linda, California

Merritt Island, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 17, 2009, TropiSocal_dave from Garden Grove, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is the slowest palm seedling I have. I have a small drooping form which is barely growing. I can't imagine it will be trunking someday.

Positive

On Jul 26, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Another gorgeous 'future' palm for Southern California, this species is one of the easier to grow here, though still quite rare. There are two distinct forms of this palm, one with upright, recurved leaves, and one with drooping leaves. This is a suckering species with green ringed trunk covered with a powdery blue-white film easily rubbed off. Second generation palms exist in So Cal. This palm has a good deal of cold hardiness, taking cold down to the mid 20s Farenheit. It also has some drought hardiness and wind tolerance- perfect for So Cal... except that it is, like nearly all rare palms, a slow grower.

there is some debate as to whether or not this is really a separate species from D baronii... some say these forms are just variations seen over broad geographic are... read more