Family Name: Arecaceae (Palmae). Synonyms: Acanthophoenix dendroformis, Latania glaucophylla. Common Names: Blue Latan Palm. Latania loddigesii. Blue Latan Palm. The Blue Latan Palm is one of the best ornamental fan palms. While young plants have beautiful red petioles and leaf. Latania loddigesii is endangered; a few mature specimens survive, but it is by far the most abundant tree species Latania on Round Island. The number of young.

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The three to six-foot-long flower stalks are present among the leaves in spring and some of the glossy brown, two-inch-wide fruits are always ripening. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index.

The Blue Latania Latania loddigesii seeds are more nicely patterned and Yellow Latania Latania verschaffeltii seeds are long and thin and the patterns are parallelalso at the bottom it ends like a ” lodfigesii ” and the fruits of that are longer and slender than the Blue Latania Phenology: Petiole smooth and sharp-edged or armed with minute lodidgesii along the margin near its base, and the hastula is flat and somewhat arrow-shaped.

Blue Latan Palm

At seedling it has spinny red margins leaves like the pandanus and blue-gray leaves and light green branches with redish edge. Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island.

Additional comments Occasionally cultivated in Hawaii. Last Updated May idtools. This page has been accessed 20, times. However it can be difficult to get it to look its best without a great amount loddogesii heat and sun and so it is only really suited to the tropics, subtropics and in particular favourable Mediterranean microclimates in frost-free regions. Fruits are oblong up to 2. The fruits are similar to those of a peach loddiigesii apricot in that a woody “pit” with a textured surface encloses a smooth, almond-shaped seed.


Latania verschaffeltii Yellow Latan Palm has leaf margins, veins, and petioles which are deep orange-yellow, but within years they all sort of turn to a grey colour.

Seed which germinate in about 30 days if fresh and with bottom heat. I happen to have all 3 colors as small palms.

In general a fruit contain, in general, three seeds. It is a very tough and adaptable palm that enjoys sun, heat and dry conditions. When they germinate, they create a thick sinker, that often appears on the latahia surface first. Culture in containers is possible although growth rates are slower. Distribution Native to Mascarene Islands. People’s eyes will always be drawn to this plant, no matter where it is planted.

Blooms appears in spring often along with some of the fruits that are always ripening.

Put each seed in a mid-sized to large pot 6″ minimum. Prefers full sun from a very young age but will tolerate half day sun.

USDA hardiness zones 10b Aerosol salt tolerance: The fruits are similar to those of a peach or apricot in that a woody “pit” with a textured surface encloses a smooth, almond-shaped seed.

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Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Need a perfect fertilizer diet including all micro nutrients and trace elements or slow release fertilizer, but particularly it is needs plentiful of magnesium. The seedlings are very attractive.

Major references and further lectures lodidgesii Johnson, D. The edge of a blue latan palm latanua, showing the bare, eroded, coast of compacted volcanic ash. Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia.

Blue latan palm leaves with Mauritius day gecko eggs. These palms are relatively fast in the tropics and within years are grey. Latania loddigesii Blue Latan Palm has blue-grey leaves. There are 3 colors of Latan Palm: If it is too narrow, germination stops. In areas where summer rain is prevalent, it seems to put on rapid growth with this ample water, but it does not want to sit in continually wet, mucky soil.


Prune diseased, damaged or drying fronds, but do not prune if the frond still has some green colour. It is the most vigorous and robust of the three species in loddibesii genus and will thrive in a position in full sun in most tropical and frost-free subtropical areas.

Latania loddigesii – Wikipedia

Latania lontaroides Red Latan Palm has reddish petiole, leaf margins and veins. Plant it in an area where you loddigesiii like to attract attention. The wooly scales on the underside of Latania loddigesii leaves are pale, not dark cinnamon-colored as in Bismarkia nobilis, and the seeds of Latania are enclosed in sculpted pyrenes like a peach seed inside a pitunlike those of Bismarkia.

On Aug 3,sashaeffer from Omaha, NE wrote: Only young leaves that have not yet turned ,atania should be used for this determination. It is a plant of great ornamental value either as a single specimen or in groups.

The leaf sheath splits to form a V-shape below the petiole, the petiole is smooth and sharp-edged or armed with minute teeth along the margin near its base, and the hastula is flat and somewhat arrow-shaped.