Hyophorbe indica

Hyophorbe indica “Champagne Palm” Natural Habitat: The lowland forests of the Mascarene island, Reunion. Description: A tall slender feather palm growing to heights over 30 feet tall. Its crown shaft usually differs in color along two varieties, both red and green crown shaft varieties exist. The red variety has a maroon to red crownshaft with streaks of yellow, orange and green. The crown shaft is not the only difference between the two varieties. Their seeds also exhibit a noticeable difference, in color and size. Description: A tall slender feather palm growing to heights over 30 feet tall. Its crown shaft usually differs in color along two varieties, both red and green crown shaft varieties exist. The yellow variety has a yellow to green crownshaft with streaks of yellow, orange and green. The crown shaft is not the only difference between the two varieties. Their seeds also exhibit a noticeable difference, in color and size. Environment: This palm enjoys being planted in full sun as an adult, growing faster if given more sun. It should be planted in a well drained area where it can get plenty of sun and stay moist. It can only take small amounts cold weather, withstanding temperatures down in to the low 30’s with no to minimal damage. Zones 9b-11