Madagascar Palm

Henk Henk
Mon Jun 10 08:31:11 EST 1996

Mike Maxson <MAXSON at> writes:

>I have a palm called Dypsis baronii (Neodypsis compactus) from 
>Madagascar. The  palm is in a one gl. pot and is only about 1 
>foot tall and is starting to branch. I know this palm is known 
>to branch but is it normal to branch this early.

I have seen it branch in the wild, usually pretty close to the ground. It's
rare, though, for baronii to branch. I wouldn't expect more than one
branching point either - if you have more you might have D. lutescens
or D. andrianatonga. They're almost impossible to tell apart when sterile.


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