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Phoenix loureiroi var. humilis (Khyber)

Phoenix loureiroi is an extremely variable species with a widespread distribution ranging from India through China to the Philippines. This form is native to the foothills of the Hindu Kush in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province in northeastern Pakistan, and next to the famous Khyber Pass to Afghanistan. Temperatures go well below freezing here in winter and summers are blasting hot, a different and much drier climate than this species is adapted to in the Himalayas.

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... are of high ornamental value
In Buckingham in United Kingdom they need average care and grow normal.
Needs a high soil temperature with moist soil to germinate . Takes at least a month to sprout.I haven't yet tested its durability outdoors in the UK climate as we are having a prolonged cold spell which could potentially kill the specimens. At the moment they are growing in mid-shade with balanced watering requirements. Although they do prefer high UV levels.
Submitted on 20/03/2013 by Thomas Bach

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

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11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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