Sugar Cane Palm (Dypsis baronii)


  • Indoor filtered light
  • Part shade/full shade
  •  Tolerates light frosts

The sugar cane palm is a beautiful specimen for smaller gardens and can be used as a smaller dramatic palm in a larger garden design also. It is native to Madagascar. The sugar cane palm is mostly admired for its prominently ringed multiple trunks.  The sugar cane grows best in a sheltered, shaded site, however it will certainly take full sun as well. It will look tatty in a constant medium zoned wind area and is not good for an exposed site.

300mm – $385
400mm pot – $900

Light Requirements 

Part shade to full shade


suitable for both. Indoor specimens require lots of indirect bright light and good air circulation to prevent disease. Outdoor specimens need some shelter from hard frost and strong winds.


Soil Type 

rocky, sandy well drained soil, not overly PH sensitive either way acidic to mildly alkaline.6-7.8PH

Fertilizing requirements 

Mid spring, mid summer and early autumn. Container plants can be fertilised less often with a slow release formula like Osmocote. Seasol monthly.

Victorian Growth rate 


Max and Minimum Temperature tolerance 

established plants can take hard frosts down to approx-3 0r -4

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These include:

True Green Nursery Delivery Van Covering Metropolitan Melbourne, Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.

Local and Interstate freight companies.

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