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PlantFiles: Onilahy Palm
Dypsis onilahensis

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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)

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral TropiSocal_dave 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 palmbob 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 areas of Madagascsar, of D baronii... but until that is worked out, I will continue to refer to this one separately.

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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