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Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit
Origin: Borneo
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shadekeep soil moistregular waterthorny or spinypalm or palm-likeedibleultra tropical, min. temp. 55Fincuded in CD catalog

An extremely impressive palm, with very long (to 20 ft), undivided leaves. It is a clustering palm, which doesn't trunk. Very spiny. A truly stunning palm which is slowly becoming more common in collections, but is still very expensive. Prefers warm, sheltered, lightly shaded, very moist position, tropical climate, but plants can be grown quite successfully in the warm subtropics. Fuzzy fruit are edible.


 Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Salacca magnifica, Salacca zalacca, Salacca, Sala, Snake Fruit

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Snake fruit


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Salacca zalacca, Snake Fruit. This is an extremely impressive palm with fuzzy edible delicious fruit, very popular in Thailand. Very hard to find in plant collections. The palm has very long (to 20 ft), undivided leaves. It is a clustering palm, which doesn't trunk. Very spiny. Palm prefers tropical climate, sheltered, lightly shaded, very moist position. Can be grown in a pot. This palm is very cold senstivie and slow-growing. Has to be kept above 50F.
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Grown in 1 gal pot, small plant

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