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Sainte-Luce Palm

Dypsis saintelucei

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dypsis (DIP-sis) (Info)
Species: saintelucei

Category:

Trees

Palms

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Encinitas, California

Oceanside, California

Reseda, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 23, 2006, deezpalms from Oceanside, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I have 2 of these in 5 gal.'s that are doing great. I got them as 1 gal. 's from floribunda 6 months ago and they are doing great. Both of them have opened a new leaf since and are about to open another frond any day!

Positive

On Mar 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sought after specimen solitary palm that is very slow growing in Southern California and a bit marginal in most areas. It develops a colorful pale green crownshaft with white dusting on it, that has some angularity to it, along with strongly recurved leaves and a narrow, ornamentally ringed trunk, also with some white dusting on it. Very rare plant and probably extremely endangered in its native Madagascar. I have tried this plant several times in Thousand Oaks (zone 9b) (of course starting out as a 1-2 leaf seedling since that's all that's available) and it's croaked both times... cold problems I think. Have since tried much larger seedlngs (available from Hawaii fairly regularly now) and doing well in zone 10a, southern California... though not impressed by their speed (or lack of it)... read more

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