Allagoptera caudescens, Buri Palm

Allagoptera caudescens

Buri Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPalm or palm-like plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Allagoptera caudescens is a large, upright, palm growing up to 5-10 feet tall in its native habitat. It prefers full sun and regular watering, although it can tolerate some drought. It is an excellent choice for seaside gardens as it is extremely salt tolerant, making it perfect for areas with wind and salty air. This slow-growing species can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11 and requires moderate water for best results.

In colder regions, outdoors, the Buri Palm does best with winter protection or in a container, as temperatures below 20°F can damage the plant. When growing this species in a container, it is recommended to use a high quality potting mix, making sure it stays well drained, as soggy soils can lead to root rot. During the growing season, water your Allagoptera caudescens regularly, allowing the top few inches of the soil to dry out in between waterings. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every few weeks during the active growing season for optimal growth.

Allagoptera caudescens, Buri Palm

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