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Triangle Palm


The Triangle palm (Dypsis decaryi) is a stately, exotic and fantastic looking tree. It is a very unusual, architectural and intriguing palm 
tree. It has got its name because of the distinct trunk and leaves 
shaped like a triangle. It is a very popular Florida landscaping item 
for its beautiful striking blue-gray-green leaves and odd shape.


Scientific name: Dypsis Decaryi

Family: Arecaceae

Genus: Dypsis

Name: It gets its name from the triangle shape of the leaf bases.

Origin: It is native to Madagascar.

Growth rate: Moderately fast

Trunk: The Triangle palm has a solitary, rough, dark-gray or brown trunk, covered with leaf bases and shaped like a triangle. It grows up to 15-30 feet in height and up to 1.5 feet in diameter.

Leaves: The leaves are long, up to 10 feet in length, arching almost upright, pinnate, bluish-green in color. They emerge from the top of the trunk.

Indoor/Outdoor Use: Both

Maintenance: Low

Light exposure: It thrives in full sun.

Water requirements: Regular watering. Avoid over-watering.

Drought toleration: Fairly drought resistant.

Cold toleration: It is cold hardy to below freezing temperatures.

Flowers: Inflorescences are up to 4 feet in length, yellow to green in color. Flowers come from the lower leaves.

Fruits: The Triangle palm bears round, black, inedible fruits.

Propagation: It is propagated from seed. Germination occurs in 1 month.