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Pemba Island, Tanzania
Prefers Moist Soil
Moderate to Fast
The recently available Pemba Palm, or Dypsis pembana, is an excellent choice in any landscape when you want a rare, cool-looking, medium-sized clustering palm.
The native range of the Pemba Palm is a single low-elevation rainforest on Pemba Island, a small island off the coast of eastern Africa that belongs to Tanzania. It is one of the few Dypsis species not from Madagascar or its outlying islands.
Other common names for the Pemba Palm are “Mpapindi” and “Mpopo wa mwitu” from Swahili.
This tropical palm’s ideal planting zone is 10A-11. It will thrive in a variety of light and soil conditions and is very drought tolerant once established.
With its elegant dark green pinnate leaves, the Pemba Palm has a slim, smooth, strongly ringed, “bamboo-like” trunk. The fronds are large and waxy green and feature an attractive silver cast.
The Pemba Palm also has attractive ornamental fruit that turns a rich bright red when mature.
Keep the robust palm in full sun or partial shade and make sure the soil stays consistently moist. Do not let it dry out completely between waterings. It will grow easily and quickly up to 30 or 40 feet and 6 inches in diameter.
It is ideal for avenue plantings, but does well indoors and in containers on a patio.
The beautiful Pemba Palm cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It is listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with only 3,000 specimens in the wild. Your purchase will contribute to its continued existence.
Call Palmco today at 239-283-1329 for additional information regarding inventories and wholesale pricing of these unique rare palms.