Aneityum Palm, Carpoxylon palm.
Habitat and Distribution
This palm, endemic to the Vanuatu islands of the south Pacific ocean was thought to be extinct. It was known only from descriptions of its fruits and seeds until discovered in cultivation on the island of Espiritu Santo by Australian botanist John L. Dowe in 1987. Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the nation of Vanuatu. It is threatened by habitat loss.
A stunning collector's favorite! Carpoxylon macrospermum is a graceful, tall, emergent, pinnately leaved palm with a well developed shiny, green crownshaft and beautifully pronounced ringed leaf scars.
Filtered light when young, full sun when very mature, consistently moist soil, well drained position. A very easy and reliable palm for warm temperate to tropical regions.This species may hold promise in some warm temperate areas. It has been exposed to temperatures at or just below freezing for a couple of seasons and shown thus far to resist cold damage.
Comments and Curiosities
A captivating and powerful centerpiece to any landscape.
Fruits are edible, resembling green coconut in texture and flavour and considered somewhat of a delicacy by the local villagers.
Carpoxylon macrospermum is primarily used as ornamental palms in parks and gardens.
The roots are used in the preparation of numerous remedies.
️ Winter Shipping = add a Heat Pack
Safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.
Buyer assumes risks due to state agricultural regulations and bare root shipping.
Please track orders with carrier using text/email alerts and have your plant received directly from the driver to avoid damage due to extreme temperatures and/or lack of humidity, etc.
To avoid risk of damage to plants during delivery, please do not place an order when extreme temperature or weather conditions are likely.
️Winter shipping - protect your plant(s) with a Heat Pack add-on! A northerly route and or possible delays during shipping could damage your tropical plant(s). If you did not add a heat pack to your order we cannot be held responsible.
All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade, therefore your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.
In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment with enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.
For all items "quantity available" greater than ( 1 ) item shipped may not be actual item in the photo.
Titles refer to growing container size appropriate for plant being sold. Plant size may vary accordingly.
All "Fresh & Clean" seed from a proven viable source. Typical germination rates provided on request. Germination not guaranteed due to use of various individual germination techniques.
Return policy: If for any reason your order arrives in poor condition due to negligence on our part, we will gladly refund the purchase price or send a replacement. Buyers must please send a notification within ( 1 ) day of arrival describing the problem accompanied by photos of the un-altered plant in its original packing material.
Plant / tree propagation is from seed unless method such as cutting or grafting is stated.
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Daniela & Dave
Let's Grow Florida !