Endangered in habitat (its now extinct in habitat on Mauritius), but very well established in cultivation.
Distribution & Habitat:
Endemic to Round Island and Mauritius, (the Mascarenes), and now restricted to a few individuals in habitat on Round Island.
Figure 1. A group of H. lagenicaulis showing
the distinctive bottle shaped trunk.
A very distinctive medium sized palm, with a grey bottle shaped trunk, noticeable ring scars, and up to 60cm in diameter. It has a green or maroon crownshaft, with 4-8 finely pinnate leaves, up to 3.5m long.
An interesting and easy to grow palm which will bceome a talking point when it gets bigger.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Can tolerate very light frosts.
My seeds are high quality seeds, they come from botanical gardens Figure 2. H. lagenicaulis at The Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Figure 3. Older plants in The Royal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
If you buy from me more than 1 item, message me and ask me to combine shipments. In this case you will get a nice discount on the combined shipment.This species is widely cultivated in Mauritius. As well as individual specimens in the capital, towns and villages, mass plantings are common at median strips and roundabouts. The stature of the palms in the Pamplemousses avenues varies from upright and regular, in the younger planting pictured, to grotesquely distorted in the older planting on A. d'Epinay Avenue near the gatehouse and entrance and exposed to perhaps over a century of cyclones, neglect and erosion
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