Trachycarpus takil

Trachycarpus takil

Trachycarpus takil or Takil Palm is at -18 °C the most hardy Trachycarpus, growing up to 2,400 m in the province of Kuman, north India.

Taller than Trachycarpus fortunei, it is also one of the tallest hardy palms.

Endangered in its habitat where the fibers are harvested.

Often confused with Trachycarpus fortunei but is a different species.

Common names:

Kumaon palm, Takil palm

Origin:

Kumaon province, northern India
Grows on grassy slopes up to 2,400 m

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6, -18 °C

Soil:

Well drained

Height:

12 m

Flowering:

Male and female plants.
Yellow inflorescence.



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

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