This giant palm is suitable only for very large gardens, parks and acreage planting since it develops into an immense plant before eventually flowering, fruiting and dying. Individual leaves may be more than 5 meter across (The broadest of all palm) and hence one can imagine the space occupied by a single plant.
The large, leathery, bright green, costapalmate leaves are carried on a stout petiole about 4 meter long. This petiole has numerous small teeth along the margin. Younger parts of the trunk are covered with persistent leaf-bases. Plants grow for 30-80 years, achieving heights of 12-25 meter before flowering.
Talipot palms are quite hardy in cultivation but have limited appeal because of their awesome size. They are very slow growing. Once established, plants are very hardy to dryness and other adverse conditions. The species is native to India & Sri Lanka and grows best in tropical zones.
Published : 3-Sep-2020