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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Bottle Palm)

Bottle Palm


Named for its unusual trunk, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Bottle Palm) is a picturesque evergreen palm with a smooth, pale gray to almost white trunk resembling a rounded bottle when young. As the palm ages, the swollen base becomes less pronounced and elongated. On top of the trunk sits a sparse canopy of 4-8 gracefully arching, glossy dark green, feather-like leaves, up to 6 ft. long (180 cm). The crownshaft (from which the fronds emerge) is a paler green, with a smooth and waxy surface. Each leaf is divided into 140 slender, lance-shaped leaflets arranged in two upward pointing rows. Creamy-white flowers borne in branched inflorescences encircle the trunk beneath the crown. They give way to small, round fruits which change from green to black as they ripen. A moderate grower, Bottle Palm is drought and salt tolerant. It is hardy to 32°F (0°C). A unique palm to be grown as a specimen or in groups. It can also be grown indoors in a container.

  • Grows up to 12-15 ft. tall (360-450 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun with regular watering. Tolerates moderate shade. The plant responds well to regular water but has some drought tolerance. Displays good salt tolerance.
  • No serious disease or pest issues. May require regular fertilization to prevent potassium deficiencies.
  • Propagate by seed. Will germinate in 5-6 months.
  • Native to Mauritius Islands.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Plant Type Palms - Cycads
Plant Family Palms - Cycads
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Plant Type Palms - Cycads
Plant Family Palms - Cycads
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 12' – 15' (3.6m – 4.5m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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