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Palm, Basselinia

Basselinia gracilis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Basselinia (bas-sel-LIN-ee-a) (Info)
Species: gracilis (GRASS-il-is) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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:

Reseda, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Topanga, California

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wonderful small Chamaedorea-like palm for shadier gardens (can take some coastal sun, but always yellowy) in Southern California. Has a red to purple crownshaft, lime green to bright green leaves, yellow petioles and a whitish stem- very colorful palm. It's a clustering palm with variable leaf forms- most are feather leaves with lancelote leaflets, but some have more unsplit leaf forms (usually the shorter, squater plants). From New Caledonia where it is one of the more common palms.

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