Blue Latan Palm Tree – Latania loddigesii

Blue Latan Palm

The Blue Latan Palm Tree, scientific name Latania loddigesii, is a flowering striking palm native to to Mauritius Island. This palm is very similar to Red Latan Palm and Bismarck Palm Tree. The Blue  Latan Palm Tree can also grow indoors.

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Blue Latan Palm Tree Profile

Scientific name: Latania loddigesii

Common names: The Blue Latan Palm Tree is also known as Blue Latan, Blue Latania Palm.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to to Mauritius Island.

Appearance: It has single gray trunk, slightly swollen at the base. Trunk is about 10 in in diameter, ringed with old leaf scars. Leaves are large, blue-green, palmate, or fan-shaped, about 10 -12ft long. Stiff leaves are supported by large armed stems 4-5ft long.

Flowers/Fruits: It produces small yellow flowers that grow on branched inflorescence. Male and female flowers grow on separate plants. Flowers are followed by oblong, greenish-brown fruits, about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Leach or apricot, fruits have woody “pit” with a single seed inside.

Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. This palm can grow up to 20 – 30 ft tall and 10 – 15 ft wide.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Cold Tolerance: This palm can tolerate cold down to 25F. Great for areas in USDA Zones 9b (25 to 30 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Partial shade to Full sun.

Water Req: Moderate.

Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.

Propagation: Propagated by seeds.

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