Pati Queen Palm
We are particularly proud to present this fantastic new palm from Brazil, which we think is one of the most promising
introductions to cultivation, now commercially available for the first time ever. Syagrus botryophora grows a fairly
slender, smooth, gray trunk to 18 m (60 ft) tall. The shapely crown consists
of up to 15 long, very elegantly arching, pinnate
leaves, each carrying up to 150 stiff, ascending leaflets
per side, giving the leaf a distinct V-shape in cross section. The Pati Queen Palm is native to coastal eastern Brazil
where it grows in forest. It has been sufficiently tested in cultivation over recent years and its countless virtues
include fast growth, easy transplantability, adaptability to a wide range of climates from warm temperate
to tropical, good cold tolerance for Zone 10 and higher, adaptability to
coastal conditions, and easy germination (for a Syagrus). We feel that this palm has a great future in cultivation
and could be used in a similar fashion to S. romanzoffiana; its ornamental qualities, however, are far more superior.
Syagrus botryophora is still a very rare palm, in cultivation even more so than in its native Brazil, but we have
managed to secure a reliable source of very fresh and high quality seeds for you at a fair price.