Kentiopsis oliviformis Palm Tree
Kentiopsis oliviformis hails from the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific.It’s a large solitary palm with thick erect pinnate fronds and a stunning long deep green crow-shaft (its best feature!) and a beautifully leaf-scared “ringed” trunk, flared at the base.
Kentiopsis oliviformis likes a sub-tropical rather than tropical climate. Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b. Rare in cultivation but very adaptable, even takes the occasional light freeze without damage. A surprisingly fast grower once established.
The name “oliviformis” refers to its olive-shaped fruits. Kentiopsis oliviformis is endangered. All populations are in areas with agricultural pressure. Clearing forests and harvesting trees for the edible palm heart have greatly reduced populations. A favorite for many palm collectors and certainly one here at LGF!
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- All plants are safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.
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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 due to negligence on our part, 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!