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Stunning Trunkless Phoenix acaulis Tree - Add a Unique Touch to Your Landscape

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Common name:
Trunkless Phoenix
Regional name:
Hindi - Chindwa
Palms and Cycads, Groundcovers
Palmae or Coconut family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
Flowers in flushes throughout the year, Flowers are inconspicuous
Foliage color:
Green, Blue Grey or Silver
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Good for Cut foliage
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Attracts bees
  • Suitable for road median planting
  • Hanging or weeping growth habit
  • Salt or salinity tolerant
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Less than a hundred

Plant Description:

- Nation Northern India & Nepal.
- The plant in Hindi is called chindwa - and there is an entire district in Madhya Pradesh by the name of Chindwara named after it.
- A pretty palm - that definately needs to be used more in landscaping.
- The trunk of this palm is very short swollen and densely covered with persistent petiole bases.
- At its apex it bears a crown of arching pinnate fronds 1-2 m long.
- The inflorosence comes above the foliage. All of it i bright orange and looks quite pretty. It can be cut and used for floral decoration.

Growing tips:

- Phoenix are hardy palms.
- They do best in full sunlight.
- They will grow in shade - but the canopy will be sparse, the leaves narrow and long and generally poor looking.
- Plants can tolerate some water logging as well as drought.
- Cleanup of bottom leaves should be done from time to time.
- It is very difficult to remove the leaves completely. They should by cut as close to the trunk as possible.