Umbrella Palm, Big Mountain Palm
This rare palm is from Lord Howe Island, Australia, better known as the home of the Kentia palm. The Umbrella palm
is slow growing, with a beautiful grey crownshaft, and a prominently ringed,
green trunk. The feather leaves are short and arching,
with stiff, upward-pointing leaflets, densely arranged in a V-shape, giving the palm a most unusual and elegant shape.
It performs well as a house plant but does best in the garden in a warm temperate
or mild subtropical climate where it is not exposed to extreme heat. We
hope to be able to supply this once unattainable seed on a regular basis. Previous batches of Hedyscepe seed brought
from Lord-Howe-Island produced over 90% germination!