Dypsis sp White petiole Palm 5 seeds
Seeds from Dypsis sp. white petiole. In cultivation it is now mostly referred to as Dypsis sp. white petiole. While it appears to be rather slow growing, at least in its early stages, it develops into a breathtakingly ornamental palm with white leaf stalks petioles and white leaf bases that fade into orange brown towards the base. The leafstalks and bases have a curious, soft, felt-like surface. The leaves are strongly keeled and beautifully recurving towards the tip and hold numerous, evenly arranged, stiff, deep dark green leaflets that contrast stunningly with the white petioles. The compact and much-branched flowering stalk is produced from among the leaves and at first protected by a pure white bract. It appears to be an excellent palm for the tropics but may also do well in frost free warm temperate climates. Zone 9-11.