Trachycarpus fortunei

Trachycarpus fortunei

Trachycarpus latisectus or Windamere Palm was discovered very recently, in 1992 in Darjeeling, India, during an expedition of the Royal Botanical Garden of Edimburgh.

Its common name is derived from the Windamere hotel where it was first spotted.

Native to Sikkim, Himalaya where it grows between 1,200 et 2,300 m, which makes it very heat resistant.

Therefore, it could replace Trachycarpus fortunei which suffers from the summer heat at the Côte d’Azur.

Synonym:

Trachycarpus sikkimensis

Common name:

Windamere palm

Origin:

Sikkim, Himalaya, India

Hardiness:

Zone 8, -10 °C

Soil:

Well drained

Height:

12 m

Flowering:

Male and female plants.
The inflorescence emerges between the leaves, rather short.



Propagation:

Sowing

Exposure:

Sun

Germination:

A few days to 1-2 months

Sowing instructions:

  • soak 1-2 days
  • sow in humid light mix
  • 20-25 °C

Care:

  • well drained soil
  • water moderately

Image sources

  • Trachycarpus fortunei: Leu51

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