Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)

Needle Palm

(Rhapidophyllum hystrix)

The Needle Palm is very popular because it requires low maintenance, is very adaptable, and is quite attractive. It will grow quite quickly to about six-feet, without a trunk, but with a crown reaching up to four-feet. The Needle Palm is extremely cold hardy, and while it prefers moist soil, it can adapt to drier environments. It is very drought tolerant, but does thrive under shade or partial shade, rather than in sunny areas.

The Needle Palm is an extremely versatile plant working perfectly in small, confined spaces, or when used as security hedging. It is also sturdy enough to withstand chlorinated water, so they are great to use around pools or ponds.

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