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PALM - Neodypsis decaryl


This palm is a survivor! It has a triangle-shaped stem which is an attractive dark red color. The fine, delicately shaped leaves are very attractive. This plant is also extremely resistant to spider mites and other insects and it also does well in dry conditions. It's leathery leaves are hard to damage.

LIGHT: Provide medium light. This is comparable to the light needed by the Kentia palm which is considered one of the lesser-light palms. East or west light is ideal.

WATER: Water when the soil begins to dry. Avoid overwatering. This plant can withstand drought. Feed monthly with a water soluable plant food.

This is a new variety. It is just coming into production and may be available in 8" or 10" pots.