Synonymy: Numerous. Common Names: Red Latan Palm. Distribution & Habitat: Cliffs and coastal ravines of the Mascarene Island of Reunion. The Red Latan Palm Tree, scientific name Latania lontaroides, is also known as Latania borbonica, Latania commersonii, and Latanier Rouge. Learn more about the Red latan palm – with amazing Red latan palm photos and facts on Arkive.

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Photo by timrann – Mauritius Island. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. In fact, they are easier to sprout than the other 2 Latanias.

Medium difficulty and others still, on the contrary, may need over two years to recover from being transplanted Greater difficulty. The red latan palm is an attractive, medium to large, fan pontaroides restricted to a latanix strip of coastline on a single island in the southern Indian Ocean.

In Habitat, Reunion Island – Photo: To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release lataniaa twice a year during growing season.

Red Latania is from the Mascaregne islands, precisely from Reunion Island approx. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Trunck of the Red Latan turn black when older, and rather smooth not rough, unlike the yellow or blue variety. It is in danger of extinction where it comes from. There lontaroidee no known conservation measures in place for the red latan palm, but this species is llontaroides as an ornamental palm around the world 2 4.


Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the gardens of south-west Europe. Leafstems and the leave margins always stay red.

Back to Palm Encyclopedia. This page was last modified Resistence to wind Depending on the species palms may suffer damage due to persistent or strong winds. They form a crown of m in diameter. It is traded internationally as an ornamental. Red latan palm conservation There are no known conservation lontaoides in place for the red latan palm, but this species is cultivated as an ornamental palm around the world 2 4.

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They have stiff fan shaped leaves, giving them a unique appearance, and they make excellent pot plants when young. Less than 3 m. As they grow their leaves lose their color and turn green. Photo by Geoff Stein. Already germinating after 1 week lontagoides after soaking it in water for 3 days just the root, no leafs after some weeks or more than a month.

Red Latan Palm Tree – Latania lontaroides

As an adult I can’t tell it apart from a Blue Latan Palm- both have grey leaves and looks sort of like anemic Bismarckias. Retrieved from ” http: Photo by AdamCT Hsu. Rough-toothed dolphin Latqnia bredanensis. It has a single clean trunk, slightly swollen at the base.

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Latania lontaroides is a slow growing palm that can grow up to 30 — 40 ft tall with ft wide spread. Sown just 14 months ago, now bearing it’s 5th leaf. The red latan palm is a relatively hardy species with a high salt tolerance 5. All of their palm trees are properly grown and acclimatized to the correct hardiness zone.


The rounded crown is made up of numerous, two to three metre wide, palmate leaves, while the straight, deep-grey trunk is lined with closely packed rings where the leaf sheaths lontaroidws fallen away. When the plants are young their leaves and petioles are of a reddish hue. Red Latania on left and Blue on right. Find out more To find out more about the conservation of palms, see: Photo by Kris Archar. The Latan Palms are from the Mascarene Islands and lontaoides nearly extinct.

Closed brain coral Leptoria phrygia. Red latan palm habitat Grows on cliffs and in coastal ravines 3.

Latania lontaroides

Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Red latan palm Latania lontaroides. All images copyright of pontaroides artists and photographers see images for credits. Common names Local names used for this palm. Palm species most used indoors. The Red Latan Palm Tree can also grow indoors.