Dictyospermum album conjugatum

Common name:
Round Island Hurricane Palm
Round Island Hurricane Palm
D album conjugatum notice the thread at leaf tips
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Palms and Cycads, Trees, Indoor Plants
Palmae or Coconut family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Flowers are inconspicuous
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
More than 12 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Form:
Spherical or rounded, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Evergreen trees
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Suitable for avenue planting
  • Salt or salinity tolerant
  • Grows best in humid and warm regions
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Less than a hundred
Plant Description:
- This variety is very similar in all respects to album - the only differance is that the tips of its leaf blades are joint by a slender thread.
- These palms are extremely resistant of strong winds. In the major hurricanes that hit USA lately - these are the only palms that did not topple over.
- Mature trunk grow 30-40 ft hight, 6 inch in diameter.
- Beautifully full, rounded leaf crown 15 ft wide 10 ft tall.
- Leaves 8-12 ft long.
- Fragrant flower.
- Single ringed trunk, stoots up to 15 m tall, but usually shorter.
- A very stylish palm. A very proportionate and palm like palm.
- Ideal for planting in coastal areas.
- The seed small. Very small. Palms with large seed like the coconut shoould not be planted in public places like resorts etc. Eventually palms grow tall. A 5 kg coconut falling form 60 feet can be lethal. It is a public relations disater waiting to happen. Palms with small seed are therefore suitable.
- The trunk is clean with a crown shaft on top.
- The heart of this palm is edible. Sice it is quick growing - it is commercially used a palm cabbage. It is a delicacy and is added to very expensive salad dishes.
Growing tips:
- Full sun light.
- Good, well draining soil.
- Genous fertilisers, water during dry periods.
- When young, they make exellent specimens for indoor decoration. Make sure to give them bright light.
- Tropics to warm temperate climates are suitable.
- A quick growing palm that will have a formal crown.
- Plants do best in low salt soils.
- Good soil preperation will keep the palms lush and green.
Articles on general aspects of gardening:
Use of palms in landscaping
Generally available with us at:
Tukai Exotics, The Enchanted Gardens
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