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Acanthophoenix rubra


Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Acanthophoenix
                        Specie: Acanthophoenix rubra

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Lush ferny effect of numerous leaflets on the fronds

Uses: Tropical gardens

Zones: 10-12

Description: Growing to around 50?ft (15?m) tall, this palm has a narrow trunk ringed with the scars of old leaf bases and topped with a prominent crownshaft bearing spiny-tipped fronds up to 5?ft (1.5?m) long. The leaflets, or pinnae, of its fronds are very numerous

Growth Habit: Slender trunk with crown of spiny-tipped fronds

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation

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