Bismarckia nobilis. Figure 1. Young Bismarck Palm. Bismarck Palm. 1. Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson2. INTRODUCTION. Lending a tropical flair to. Description: Bismarckia nobilis is a stunning, large palm widely cultivated in the tropics for its beautiful silver-blue foliage although a green leaf variety exists. Scientific Name: Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. & Synonym(s). Medemia nobilis (Hildebr. & ) Gall. Assessment Information [top]. Red List.
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As mentioned in his book, the Palms of Madagascar, John Dransfield points out that this is one of the few palms named after a politician.
Because of their massive crowns, they need plenty of room in a landscape area. This species seems to be more susceptible to poor culture than to insect infestations.
Bismarckia nobilis is a stunning, large silver blue fan palm that has become increasingly more popular in the past ten to twenty years. Also, when transplanting from one pot to another, rough handling of the roots can cause decline. Leaves of palmate fan or costapalmate or pinnate or feathery pinnate or bi-pinnate appearance.
Bismarckia nobilis is a stunning, large palm widely cultivated in the tropics for its beautiful silver-blue foliage although a green leaf variety exists. Photo by Paul Latzias. To form fertile seeds, female flowers must be pollinated by pollen from a male plant. The wooly scales on the underside of Latania loddigesii leaves are pale, not dark cinnamon-colored as in Bismarckia nobilis, and the seeds of Latania are enclosed in sculpted pyrenes, unlike those of Bismarckia.
Bismarck palms will suffer from cold damage but they quickly recover. Other palms, depending on conditions of humidity and strength of winds where they live, may retain dead leaves, or the base of their petioles, on the trunk for many years.
If it doesn’t get enough magnesium, the leaves take on a rather unhealthy yellow colour. Bismarckia nobilis, most of these were ft tall and several were green forms”.
Bismarckia habitat, photo by M. Petioles are m long, slightly armed and may be smooth with very blue polished metal feel or hairy and bumpy. Back to Arecaceae index. Photo by Jeff Marcus. Noilis you really want a blue fan palm but live in a very cold area, Brahea armata might be a good substitute palm species.
Pollination is usually accomplished by insects, but can be done by wind and proximity as well. Other palms have flowers of both sexes on different plants dioicous bismarkia. This photo was taken on the hillside above. Views Read Edit View history. In many areas in Madagascar, it is the only palm species evident.
It is best to grow this palm in a well draining soil, but palms grown in dense clay soils seems to do pretty bismarckla.
Both are blue fan palms, single trunk, and like hot dry conditions. First introduced into the commercial nursery market about twenty years ago, it is being used both commercially and in the home garden in increasing frequency. This palm is natively found only in Madagascar.
– Bismarckia nobilis(Bismark Palm)
When planting the Bismarck palm make sure to not to cover up any part of the trunk, as this will lead to problems as the Bismarck palm is susceptible to be eaten by microorganisms that live naturally in soil and other mediums. Low difficulty Others may require a few more months to settle down in their new position. Soils Some palms need fertile and well drained soils; others can grow in calcareous soils and even soils poor in organic matter, provided that they drain well drained ; other palms are very rustic and can grow in practically all types of soil, even in clay and poor soils.
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But, if you look at a lot of Bismarckiayou will note stems from polished and smooth to very hairy and bumpy. Resistence to wind Depending on the species palms may suffer damage nobiilis to persistent or strong winds.
This fruit must be removed prior to attempts at germination.