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LIVE XL Mpapindi Palm Tree BLUE BAMBOO TRUNKS 18-24+in

Price: $24.99
Mpapindi Palm Gal







Dypsis Pembanus


Mpapindi Palm


Native to Pemba, a small island off the coast of Tanzania


Mpapindi Palm
You are bidding on one bare root palm seedling with vigorous root systems 12-18 inches tall with 2-6 leaves born and grown in Hawaii.

Mpapindi Palm

Mpapindi Palm

Common Names:
Pemba Palm

Distribution & Habitat:
Found only in rainforest on Pemba, a small island off the coast of Tanzania in eastern Africa.

An attractive, medium sized, clustering palm to about 30+ feet tall, with slender, smooth, strongly ringed trunks. It has dark green, elegant, Pinnate, somewhat plumose leaves with close, evenly arranged leaflets, up to 8 feet long.

Not often seen in cultivation, but should be.

Sunny, moist, but well drained position in the tropics or sub-tropics. Fast growing, but slightly frost tolerant.
Prefers shade as a youngster, but grows into full sun. Pemba Palm prefers partial shade or partial sun to full sun; soil should be well drained. Requires consistently moist soil, Rich and sandy; do not let dry out between waterings.

Mpapindi Palm seedlings 
Dypsis Pembanus

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Dypsis pembanus

Ready to be put in a 1 to 3 gallon container. 

Healthy & Fresh

Slender solitary palm tree

Landscape palm up to 35 feet high.
The leaves are dark green, very large with drooping points.

The fruits are black. Fruit are 1.2 cm long, and with black seeds at maturity.

Inflorescence: Branched, born below the crownshaft.

Uses: excellent landscape specimen. 

Height: 30-40 ft.

Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a-11: to 30 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

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Mpapindi Palm



Of the tribe Arecceae,

it is also known by the botanic name

Dypsis pembanus



The Mpapindi Palm is a stately, clumping rare palm from Pemba, a small island off the coast of Tanzania. This is a Macarthur palm on steroids.  It has medium sized, slightly arching dark green leaves.  

Dypsis pembanus has a  thin light green to whitish trunk with white growth rings.  It is a moderate to fast grower.  fast-growing and reasonable cold-hardy. The Mpapindi Palm is generally regarded the fastest Dypsis, and it survived 24F-26F.  It is a great palm for Southern California.

A medium sized palm that suckers but also can be found single trunked. Looks look the Macartur Palm on steriods.

A real collector palm.

            A rather easy species to grow, Pemba Palm will germinate readily at 20°C and grow fast enough. A rich and well drained soil will be appreciated, as well as a warm and sunny exposure. Light shade/full sun, well drained but lots of water. Medium fast grower, salt/wind tolerant. Young plants make good subjects as indoor plants.


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All good things take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in my ebay store.

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   All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant’s healthy transit to you.


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         As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can’t really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.


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