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By Kennyw

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom Gb

Recently my palm has grown a purple stalk, I've had it for 3 years and it's never done this before. It seems to have grown 5 inches over the last week...anybody know what type of Palm it is and what it's doing? :/

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Looks like a flower stalk

23 Sep, 2013


It is not a palm. It is Yucca gloriosa variegata and as Urbanite has said it is the flower stalk.

23 Sep, 2013


Thanks for the info both.

24 Sep, 2013


It is a nice plant! Mine are still quite small and a good few years away from flowering. You can collect seeds from them and grow loads more if you wanted to.

24 Sep, 2013


Thanks Kildermorie, I will give it a try. I think next time I'll plant them away from Conifers to give them more room to grow. Ive had these for 3 years and my soil is mostly clay based so I am surprised they have lasted this long let alone being able to flower.

25 Sep, 2013

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