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Description

A large and fast growing palm from Madagascar which relishes warm weather and ample water.  This palm should be grown much more than it is.  The Majesty Palm is best suited to Auckland and Northland.

 

Origin

Central Madagascar.

 

Form and size

Solitary palm to 12m.

 

Preferred habitat

Outdoors with protection from wind.  Water the roots (not the crown) well in summer.  Unsuitable for indoor use.

Growth rate

  Fast

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  No

Wind

  Some tolerance

Sea winds

  Low tolerance

Sun

  Good tolerance

Dryness

  Low tolerance

Frost

  Light frost only

Ravenea rivularis

Majesty Palm

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