Bronze Palm

Oraniopsis appendiculata

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Oraniopsis (or-ran-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: appendiculata (ap-pen-dik-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)




Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

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20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Corte Madera, California

Encinitas, California

Oceanside, California

Reseda, California

Tarzana, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Mountain View, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 18, 2004, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

There is one of these at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Probably the coldest place in the USA during the summer, almost always covered with fog and rarley in the 70's. This palm can handle a wide range of climates though. Its beautiful, btuu as palmbob said, it takes forever.


On Jun 1, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very slow growing solitary palm from Australia. Has long upright leaves and evenly spaced long, thin leaflets with a bit of coppery color on the undersides. This is a relative of Ceroxylons in the new world and is equally needy of moisture. However, it is much more tolerant of hot, humid conditions and does fairly well in Hawaii, where most Ceroxylons do not. It is an excellent palm for southern California gardens that have some shade it which it can start out in... and needs to be planted in homes where the owners are young.... since it is so slow growing it will be decades before a trunk is formed and it looks like anything impressive. It is one of the slowest growing palms there are. But it takes frost well (to a degree) and is resistant somewhat to hot, dry winds. I have had sev... read more