Adonidia merrillii, Variegated Christmas Palm Tree
Habitat and Distribution:
Native to the Philippines
Self cleaning, this neat and tidy pinnate palm has a short green crownshaft under a dozen or so recurved leaves atop a grey leaf scarred trunk that's slightly swollen at the base. It's red seeds mature in December around Christmas - hence the nickname. This is the extremely rare variegated version of the Christmas palm.
Incredibly easy to maintain this palm needs only a tropical environment and soil that isn't soggy to thrive. It is able to adapt to a wide variety of growing conditions including being moderately salt tolerant. It's prefers a sunny spot but will handle some shade.
It's definitely a tropical palm and has not been able to survive outdoors in a USDA hardiness zone below 10. That being said, it's lovely in a pot and can be brought indoors during the cooler months. Extremely rare variegated version of the Christmas palm.
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Notes & Policies:
- All plants are safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.
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- Please do not place an order when extreme weather conditions or temperatures are likely.
- ❄️ Winter shipping ? Protect your plant(s) with a 🔥 Shipping Warmer ! A northerly route and or possible delays during shipping could damage your tropical plant(s). If you did not add a shipping warmer to your order we cannot be held responsible for cold damage to your plants during transit in winter weather.
- 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 of enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.
- All seeds are from a proven viable source. All seeds are inspected and tested prior to dispatch. Germination rates are not quoted or guaranteed due to the use of various individual germination techniques. Typical germination rates provided on request.
- Buyer assumes risks due to state agricultural regulations and bare root shipping.
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- Propagation is from seed unless other methods are stated.
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Daniela & Dave
Let’s Grow Florida!