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Dypsis Decaryi

Triangle Palm

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Dypsis decaryi (Triangle Palm) is an easy to identify pinnate-leafed palm. Due to the unusual triangular form made by the leaf bases on the trunk, it’s easy to spot. Accordingly, the triangle palm is a moderate to large palm. It displays a single smooth upright trunk that reaches 20 feet in height. Also, it has an open crown of arching pinnate bluish-green leaves measuring 10 feet long and 3 feet wide. The petioles are brown with a whitish bloom.

Furthermore, this palm flowers continuously with inflorescences emerging from the lower leaves and bearing yellow-green blooms of both sexes on the same plant. Fruits are black and round, about 1 inch in diameter and are eaten by birds. Dypsis decaryi (Triangle Palm) thrives in well-drained soil with adequate water; it can withstand temperatures down to freezing. It responds well to regular fertilizer. These palms are propagated by seeds, which germinate in 1 -2 months. Standing alone as a specimen palm on a lawn or in groups this palm is quite breathtaking, and considered a very attractive palm for open setting; although in groups is quite appealing as well. There are more than 150 species of dypsis, all native to the indian ocean islands.

Additional information

Common Name

Triangle Palm

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native



Flowering Season

All Year

Growth Rate

Moderate to Fast Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun, Full Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade

Flower Color

Yellow to Green, Green, Yellow

Plant Type

Foliage Tree


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