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Dypsis decaryi /Triangle Palm

Dypsis decaryi  / Dypsis decaryi
Large specimen growing in a Southern California botanical garden
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Large specimen growing in a Southern California botanical garden

Basal portion of the Triangle Palm

Trunk and frond filaments

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Scientific Name: Dypsis decaryi
Common Name: Triangle Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White, Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This palm is noted for its triangular shaped trunk. It cannot tolerate hard freezes, but grows quite well in a large container where it can be given winter protection. This palm is native to Madagascar. Reported that there are only 1,000 of these palms left in their native habitat.