Almost extinct in its natural habitat.
Blue Latan PalmScientific Name: Latania loddigesii Mart.
Size: Slowly up to 40 feet (12 m) to 16 feet in diameter (5 m)
Min. Temperature: 26 to 29°F (-3°C to -1.5°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Mauritius Island (Mascarene)
Germination: germinate in a month if fresh.
8 to 24 glaucous bluish green, hastula pointed and flat, unsplit tips,
to 8 feet wide (2.4 m).
armed leafstems wth wool and wax at the bottom.
Trunk: Gray, lightly ringed, swollen base,
10 inches in diameter (25 cm).
Flower: Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 3 to 6 feet long 0.9 to 1.8 m).
Fruit: brownish green.
2 inches long (5 cm).
Seed: 3 seeds per fruit, ridge along one side.
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