Bottle Palm
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Hyophorbe (hy-oh-FOR-bee)
Species: lagenicaulis (lag-en-ee-kAW-liss)

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow
Suitable for growing in containers

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)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade


Bloom Color

Bloom Time
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting