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Synonymy: Numerous. Common Names: Red Latan Palm. Distribution & Habitat: Cliffs and coastal ravines of the Mascarene Island of Reunion. The Red Latan Palm Tree, scientific name Latania lontaroides, is also known as Latania borbonica, Latania commersonii, and Latanier Rouge. Learn more about the Red latan palm – with amazing Red latan palm photos and facts on Arkive.

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Find out laania To find out latznia about the conservation of palms, see: Total height The height that the species can reach, in good cultivation conditions, in gardens of south-west Europe. It measures up to 25 cm in diameter and exhibits rings which are the scars of fallen leaves. Minimum temperature Minimum temperature at which an adult plant can survive the winter. It may NOT be used within Apps. Fast means they can grow more than one meter per year.

Less than 6 m. Partial shade to Full sun. Diameter of the plant Width or diameter to which the crown on the palm may lontarokdes when it is an adult. X Close Image credit. Already germinating after 1 week sown after soaking it in water for 3 days just the root, no leafs after some latanla or more than a month.

Yellow latan palm Latania verschaffeltii. Soils Some palms need fertile and well drained soils; others can grow in calcareous soils and even soils poor in organic matter, provided that they drain lataniq drained ; other palms are very rustic and can grow in practically all types of soil, even in clay and poor soils.

The surface of each leaf is covered with a whitish, waxy deposit, providing a silvery appearance to the palm. Your email address will not be published. As an adult I can’t tell it apart from a Blue Latan Palm- both have grey leaves and looks sort of like anemic Bismarckias. Red latan palm Latania lontaroides.


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Latania lontaroides – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the gardens of south-west Europe. Other palms have flowers of both sexes on different plants dioicous plants. Difficulty transplanting One of the advantages of palms is that large specimens can be transplanted with ease, a large rootball not being necessary, being able to fully recover within a year or a year and a half.

Less than 50 cm. Stiff leaves are suppored by large armed stems ft long. A dioecious species, male and female flowers are found on separate plants. Others are a good choice providing humidity and light are not poor. The red latan palm is an attractive, medium to large, fan palm restricted to a small strip of coastline on a single island in the southern Indian Ocean 1 3.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

Caracas Botanic Garden, Venezuela. The leaves are fan shaped, red with red petiole the first years, later green. Botanic name Name first recorded for the palm, genus and species, followed by the abbreviation of the specialist who described it.

Medium indicates a trunk growth of between 30 and 90 cm. Hoping to see leaves coming in a couple of weeks time. Red latan palm biology The red latan palm is a relatively hardy species with a high salt tolerance 5.

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Flowers are followed by oval fruit. The edges of the leaf and the main leaf veins are finely toothed. Less than 30 cm.

Latania lontaroides

Seed is round at one end but pointed at the other. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season. The Red Latan Palm Tree can also grow indoors. The red latan palm is an attractive, medium to large, fan palm restricted to a small strip of coastline on a single island in the southern Indian Ocean. Latania lontaroides has spectacular reddish leaves and red leafstalks when young. This palm is rarely used in gardening in Mediterranean climates due to its low resistance to cold.


Exposure The degree of exposure to the sun that the palm needs to grow well. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. The minimum temperature this palm tree can withstand when mature enough is 20F. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida. Latania lontaroides is a slow growing palm that can grow up to 30 — 40 ft tall with ft wide spread.

Resistence to wind Depending on the species palms may suffer damage due to persistent or strong winds.

The duration of these minimum temperatures and planting conditions will be decisive factors affecting the subsequent degree of damage suffered by the palm extent of defoliation, strangulation of trunk, etc. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

I has been grown successfully along the coast in So Cal, but is very slow here, taking up to 15 years to lose its juvenile colors which is actually a good thing and start to form a trunk.

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It grows best in moist well drained soil. It is in danger of extinction where it comes from.