An easy growing species that once established clumps up quite thickly with lovely green bamboo like stems (trunks) this species will hold entire leaves until the leaves receive some full sun then the leaves will split once, normally in the middle of the leaf, the palm it’s self will grow to over 5m tall and will grow in quite wet conditions but will also handle dryer areas, just growing a little slower and maybe not clumping as thickly. This is a stunning palm for any garden and likes a well-mulched garden bed and should be planted in a prominent area to appreciate the true beauty of this clumping bamboo like palm.
This species has been sold and collected under many names, Dypsis sanctaemariae Dypsis sp Amboza just to name a few of the more common ones.
In one of it’s localities in habitat it grows in water for at least 3 to 4 months of the year in another locality it grows in sandy loam in very well drained soil and quite dry conditions. Here in the subtropics it seems to handle the cold and our pour soils even when planted out and neglected it has grown quite well, it makes a great landscaping palm for sun or shade but dose best in a protected area. This species also has a split leaf form but is very rare in cultivation if in dead in cultivation at all..?
We have a limited amount of these available now!!