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Verschaffeltia splendida

  • Verschaffeltia splendida - Stilt Root Palm (4)
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Verschaffeltia splendida

Common Name: Stilt Root Palm

Origin: Seychelles

Height: 30’+

Light: Filtered

Water: Keep moist

Bloom:

Comments: The Stilt Root Palm is from the rainforests of the Seychelles Islands. It grows on steep hillside or at lower elevations in riverbanks. The aerial roots provide support for growth on the steep slopes. The spikes on the trunks of the younger palm protect it from hungry animals. The timber is used as a building material. The trunk is split to make rain gutters. A cool, exotic palm of interest.