Distribution & Habitat:
Found only in rainforest on Pemba, a small island off the coast of Tanzania in eastern
An attractive, medium sized, clustering palm to about 30+ feet tall, with slender, smooth,
strongly ringed trunks. It has dark green, elegant, Pinnate, somewhat plumose leaves with
close, evenly arranged leaflets, up to 8 feet long.
Not often seen in cultivation, but should be.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position in the tropics or sub-tropics. Fast growing, but
slightly frost tolerant. Prefers shade as a
youngster, but grows into full sun. Pemba Palm prefers partial shade or partial sun to
full sun; soil should be well drained. Requires consistently moist soil, Rich and sandy;
do not let dry out between waterings.
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Ready to be put in a 1 to 3 gallon container.
Healthy & Fresh
Slender solitary palm tree
Landscape palm up to 35 feet high.
The leaves are dark green, very large with drooping points.
The fruits are black. Fruit are 1.2 cm long, and with black seeds at maturity.
Inflorescence: Branched, born below the crownshaft.
Uses: excellent landscape
Height: 30-40 ft.
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a-11: to 30 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
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it is also known by the
The Mpapindi Palm is a stately,
clumping rare palm from Pemba, a small island off the coast of Tanzania. This is a
Macarthur palm on steroids. It has medium sized, slightly arching dark green leaves.
has a thin light green to whitish trunk with white growth rings. It is a
moderate to fast grower. fast-growing and reasonable cold-hardy. The Mpapindi Palm
is generally regarded the fastest Dypsis, and it survived 24F-26F. It is a great
palm for Southern California.
A medium sized palm that suckers but
also can be found single trunked. Looks look the Macartur Palm on steriods.
A real collector
A rather easy species to grow,
Pemba Palm will germinate readily at 20°C and grow fast enough. A rich
and well drained soil will be appreciated, as well as a warm and sunny exposure. Light
shade/full sun, well drained but lots of water. Medium fast grower, salt/wind tolerant.
Young plants make good subjects as indoor plants.
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery
All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before
they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist
sphagnum moss to ensure the plants healthy transit to you.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS!
We can ship live plants to the US only. All International shipments are at Buyer's
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!
All international orders are shipped at the buyers risk
(shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On
Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.
We ship Seeds Internationally.
The additional charge for any phytosanitary
certificate is not included in this offer.
For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,
additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
accept online payments only through PayPal, Cash payments are only acceptable for
in-person payments and cash-on-delivery (COD). Cash payment can not be sent through the
Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN
BE USED. Multiple paypal payments are NOT eligible for
We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
Non-paying bidders may receive negative feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to
SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.
This policy is good for all items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
Payment must be received
within 7 days of the auction ending.
Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.