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PlantFiles: Sommieria
Sommieria affinis

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sommieria (som-mee-ER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: affinis (uh-FEE-niss) (Info)

Category:
Palms

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Jun 27, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dainty single stemmed understory New Guinea palm that is hightly sought after by collectors as it is a beautiful and slow growing specimen. This Sommieria specieas has long, thin, unsplit leaves that end in a point and have a markedly glaucous, nearly white, underside.

Regional...

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

Ainaloa, Hawaii



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