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Latania lontaroides

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Latania lontaroides Red Latan Palm,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Trees Open Canopy, Upright

Lightly ring-scarred grey trunked palm with fan-like fronds up to 2.5m long. The trunk is approx. 25cm diameter. A popular addition to a tropical themed landscape, looks great as a specimen or group planted. Attractive red leaf margins. Young plants can be kept indoors in a well lit area for short periods.This attractive palm grows to around 12m tall. A spectacular palm for larger gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 2-4m

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Arecaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

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