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Wodyetia bifurcata

Foxtail palm is a beauty with ruffled leaves. Native to exposed gravel hill tops on Cape Melville, in NE Australia. This palm has a solitary, smooth, grey-brown trunk, a remarkable crownshaft and plumose, ruffled dark-green leaves. It was discovered  in 1983 and it soon became very popular!

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Foxtail palm is a beauty with ruffled leaves.  Native to exposed gravel hill tops on Cape Melville, in NE Australia. Wodyetia bifurcata has a solitary, smooth, grey-brown trunk, a remarkable crownshaft and plumose dark-green leaves. Fruits are very large and red.

It was discovered  in 1983 and it soon became very popular! It is now becoming widespread in the tropics and sub-tropics. It grows best in full sun, in moist, well drained soils. It is easy to grow and tolerates drought, wind and occasional light frosts. It stands being in a pot for years.

The size of this plant is: h= 70-100 cm - Cont. 20 cm.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Arecaceae
Light Sun
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season All year
Plant type Woody
Color Green
Care Pot
Shape Palm-Like Plants