Dypsis psammophila, 'White Sand' Palm
Habitat and Distribution: D. psammophila is native to the low canopy rainforest on coastal white sand habitats in Madagascar. It is reported as being endangered due to habitat loss.
Description: This small to medium clustering palm can reach up to 15 feet in height with pinnate, narrow, arching leaflets extending from yellow-green petioles that can reach 5-6 feet long and turn black with age. The crown shaft has a layer of powder that creates white streaks, emerging from a thin, smooth ringed black trunk. Mature fruit is a brownish-red.
Cultivation & Culture: D. psammophila is hardy to Zone 9b and slow-growing. It is native to sandy soils (hence the name White Sand Palm) but has been known to tolerate well-drained rich soil. This palm is not drought-tolerant, requiring constant moisture and light shade with dappled sunlight..
Comments: A rare and elusive palm, Dypsis psammophila is a plant of mystery in the palm world. Collectors have noted that when young this palm can be mistaken for other species of Dypsis or different varieties of palm entirely. When you have the chance to get your hands on one of these endangered palms, take it! You can be part of solving the mystery of the *true* Dypsis psammophila, and keep the species alive for future generations. Lovers of black bamboo will be pleased with this slender black palm, a must-have for those seeking dark contrast in their lush, green tropical landscapes.
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- All plants are safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.
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- Please use text/email tracking alerts. Try to receive your plant directly from the carrier to avoid damage due to extreme temperatures and or lack of humidity.
- Please do not place an order when extreme weather conditions or temperatures are likely.
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- 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.
- Refund policy: If for any reason your order is incorrect or arrives in poor condition, we'll gladly issue a refund or make your order right. To be eligible, buyers must please send notification within ( 1 ) day of receiving your order describing the issue(s) accompanied by photos of the unaltered order in its original packing material.
- Propagation is from seed unless other methods are stated.
- Questions ? Don't hesitate to ask. We're happy to help!
Daniela & Dave
Let’s Grow Florida!