The Foxtail Palm is an exotic and newly popular Australian palm species. It is suitable for moist sub-tropical and tropical climates. Of the tribe Arecceae, and subfamily Arecoideae it is also known by the botanic name Wodyetia bifurcata. Foxtail Palms are native to the Northern Australia.
Common Name: Foxtail Palm
Botanical Name: Wodyetia bifurcata
Plant Type: Slender gray solitary palm tree.
Origin: Northern Australia
Zones: 10 – 11
Rate of Growth: Fast
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Soil Requirements: Widely adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate drought tolerance
Nutritional Requirements: Moderate
Light Requirements: Moderate, High
Form: Solitary. Canopy of 8-10 leaves.
Leaves: Pinnately compound, reduplicate, arching; several hundred fishtail leaflets attached in several ranks.
Inflorescence: Branched, born below the crownshaft.
Pests or diseases: None
Uses: Specimen tree
Bad Habits: None
Cost: $$ – $$$ — reasonable to expensive
Propagation: Seed, germinates in 2-3 months.
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