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Dictyosperma album Rubra

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Dictyosperma album Rubra Red Princess Palm, syn Rubrum
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Trees Open Canopy, Upright, Upright Narrow

Slender, smooth grey trunked solitary palm with long, divided fronds up to 3m long. The trunk is approx. 25cm diameter and base is slightly swollen. A popular addition to a tropical themed landscape, looks great as a specimen or group planted. Young plants can be kept indoors in a well lit area for short periods. Rubra has reddish brown crownshafts.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Feature, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Aceraceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: High