Needle Palm
Scientific Name: Rhapidophyllum hystrix (Pursh) H. Wendl. & Drude ex Drude
Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Size: 96
Min. Temperature: 12F (-11C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to shade
Origin: Southeastern USA
Germination: erratic to germinate
Leaf: Costapalmate, Dark glossy top, glossy green bottom, smooth.
Trunk: covered with spines up to 4 inches long,
Flower: Dioecious, male and females on different plants.. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, much longer than the leaves.
Fruit: 3/4 inch long. ovoid.
Seed: 1/2 inch long. Grove on one side.


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