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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis Bottle palm Palem botol Palmae

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Bottle palm,  Palm botol


Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Bottle palm,  Palm botol

This slow-growing species is probably the most popular due to its prominently swollen, bottle-shaped trunk.
Even mature specimens usually have fewer than 10 fronds which gives the palm an attractive and elegant silhouette.
It is almost extinct in the wild but its popularity in tropical gardens ensures its survival.
Position: Sunny, Semi-Shaded
Cultivation: They prefer lowland tropical or subtropical climates .
In their native ranges, these palms grow in fertile volcanic soil but in gardens they will do well in any reasonably fertile soil that drains well.
They are usually grown in full sun but will tolerate part-shade.
Propagate from seed .