Habitat and Distribution
Endemic to Mountainous rainforest, on Northern Sulawesi in Indonesia.
This mid-sized palm is touted as “One of the world's most colorful palms. The most striking feature is the crownshaft which is a dark golden color, that fades rapidly into a deep orangy-brown near the top. Then the gold color resumes along the petioles, sometimes into the rachis. The premorse, slightly pendant leaflets are a light to emerald green and often faintly mottled with yellow. The trunk is closely ringed and is green at the top and slowly fades to a yellow color and then an orange color farther down the trunk. and as if that weren't colorful enough, the flowers are a bright pink color, sprouting out just below the crownshaft in a little fountain. (Geoff Stein)
Requires moist well drained soil with filtered sun in a tropical/warm subtropical climate. Can handle temps down to low 30’s F with little leaf damage but protection from cold wind is needed. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b
The mottled leaf and gorgeous colors already apparent on a young specimen, make it a stunningly colorful addition to any palm collection. A MUST HAVE!!!
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