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Ptychosperma

Ptychosperma burretianum

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ptychosperma (tik-oh-SPER-muh) (Info)
Species: burretianum

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

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 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:

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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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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:

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 12, 2015, sashaeffer from Omaha, NE wrote:

Have smaller one, about 2/3 feet inside the house and does just fine. Seems to like water and filtered light but NOT a fast grower at all.

Positive

On Jun 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Attractive tightly clumping species from New Guinea- each stem about 1" in diameter. Leaves about 5-6' long and leaflets have a very jagged, uneven, premorse tip. New leaves are an ornamental pink to maroon color. This species is doing OK in zones 10a in southern California, but failed in my old garden in zone 9b (winter easily killed it off).

Many palms I saw in Hawaii identified as Ptychosperma waitianum were probably this palm, as the two are very similar in appearance, except the latter is a solitary palm, not a suckering one like this one... and most of those P waitianums I saw were suckering...

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