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.
Sikkim, Himalaya, India
Zone 8, -10 °C
Male and female plants.
The inflorescence emerges between the leaves, rather short.
A few days to 1-2 months
- soak 1-2 days
- sow in humid light mix
- 20-25 °C
- well drained soil
- water moderately