Needle palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)



Needle palm

Rhapidophyllum hystrix

This palm from the southeast of the United States is the only representative of the genus Rhapidophyllum and is the most frost-resistant palm in the world. The palm tree itself is very low in stature. The English name Needle palm is derived from a thorn-like palm trunk.



Other common names:



Family:


Arecaceae


Genus:


Rhapidophyllum


Plant range:


Southeast USA





Characteristic:

Foliage:


Evergreen

Habit:


?

Grow rate:


Slow


Sunlight:

Min temperature 1:?


-14 0C

Min temperature 2:?


? 0C

USDA zone:


7



Soil and watering:

Soil:


Loam, Sandy

Ph:


?

Watering:


Medium


Size and temperature:

Ultimate height:


1-1,2 m

Ultimate spreed:


1,2-1,5 m

Time to ultimate height:


? years