On Nov 22, 2007, mpgibbssr from Kingsland, GA wrote:
I didn't do enough research on this palm. It is too cold in southeast Georgia (Kingsland) for this palm. It was hit by frost at 31 degrees. I hope to save it. I'm going to put it in a pot and keep it indoors in the winter. It has a new growth about 11/2 inches long.
On May 28, 2007, tmccullo from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Just bought one for our collection. However, we will keep it in a pot. It will no doubt do well in Houston until winter where we will keep it indoors once the temps drop below 40 degree. It was so odd to see one for sale here and for a great price. They are very common when we visit Miami and many times are pot grown.
On Jan 25, 2006, deezpalms from Oceanside, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
This plant has done well here in San Diego but only in the right spot. They seem to hold a decent amount of fronds here untill winter hits but makes it through the coldest temps I've gotten with at least 3 fronds. It's relative the Hyophorbe Indica does very well in my garden putting on 5"+ of trunk a year in a 24" box!!
On Jan 24, 2006, timrann from Other Mauritius wrote:
Very nice palm ressemble a bit like the Pseudophoenix Lediniana. Faster grower compared to H. Lagenicaulis . There are 2 other sub species 1 is stronger and thick trunck not so spindle form, believed to be a cross between H. Laganicaulis and H.Verschafeltii and the other one stays almost dwarf compared to H. Verschafeltii and the is petioles are more pink from it's ancestors.
On Aug 11, 2003, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is a spectacular specimen palm for tropical climates. It is too tender for most areas of Southern California but in the right areas it does well. It has a turquoise, rapidly tapering crownshaft and holds about 3-6 recurved leaves with wide, lime-green leaflets. This palm, at least as a seedling, is one of the most colorful palms in cultivation. Flowers just like the other Hyphorbes with large, torpedo-like spears that tend to shoot straight out of the trunks, just below the crownshafts. It's a pretty slow palm, even in the tropics. Does well in pots.
Hardiness of this species is quite variable depending on the climate. THose growing it in Arizona find it less hardy than bottle palms, while here in So Cal it is far hardier. Neither species has much problems in south Florida, but central Floridas colds waves tend to kill them off easily.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Encinitas, California Huntington Beach, California Mission Canyon, California Oceanside, California San Diego, California Santa Barbara, California Whittier, California Yorba Linda, California Bay Hill, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Cape Coral, Florida Citrus Park, Florida Cocoa, Florida Fort Pierce, Florida June Park, Florida Lakeland, Florida Miami, Florida Palm Bay, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Port Saint Lucie, Florida South Venice, Florida St Petersburg, Florida