Amargo Palm

Welfia regia

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Welfia
Species: regia (REE-jee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

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Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Hilo, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 30, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Fantastic palm tall (60') palm from central to South America, where it grows in the wet, lowland to mountain forests. It has a wonderfully ornamental ringed trunk of red-brown alternating with creme, and topped with a huge crown of upright, long leaves and well-spaced, pendant, bright-green, ribbed leaflets that are so shiny they look like plastic. New leaves are an incredibly maroon to cherry red and slowly fade to that fantastic lime green color. This is a wonderful specimen palm for the wet, tropical yard, as long as it's in some shade while still trying to form a trunk (pretty slow palm).

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