HARDY MAZARI PALM Nannorrhops ritchiana 'Kashmir'

HARDY MAZARI PALM Nannorrhops ritchiana 'Kashmir'

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Nannorrhops ritchiana, the Mazari palm, a shrub-like clumping palm, with several stems growing from a single base. The stems grow slowly and often tightly together, reaching 1–2 m (3–7 ft) or more tall. It is a fan palm, with the leaves with a long, smooth (unspined) petiole terminating in a rounded fan of 20–30 leaflets, 30–12 cm (12–5 in) long, with a distinct glaucous blue-green to grey-green colour.

It is one of the hardier palms, tolerating winter frosts down to about −12 °C (10 °F) (possibly even −20 °C or −4 °F), though it requires very hot summers for good growth. It is occasionally grown as an ornamental plant in southern Europe and southern North America, but is not widely cultivated.

Hardiness zones: 6-11

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Presoak fresh seed in warm water for 24 hours to hasten germination time. Keep warm (70-85F) and out of direct light. Seed is sometimes slow to germinate, taking 1 to 4 months.

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