Arenga engleri, also known as Formosa Palm, is a small, attractive palm native to Taiwan. It can reach heights of 10 to 20 feet. Its leaflets are irregular and tropical-looking.
This palm is a hardy type of palm that prefers full sun or semi-shade growing conditions. It requires moderate watering to maintain its health and prefers well drained soil.
Arenga engleri is hardy in USDA Zones 8-11, although it can tolerate some cold weather. It is able to withstand temperatures as low as mid-20F, making it a suitable choice for growing in cold regions.
When growing Arenga engleri in a pot, plant the palm in well draining soil and water regularly. It is also important to check the soil moisture to ensure the palm is being well watered. In the winter months, water less often, as the palm requires less moisture when dormant.
Arenga engleri is an attractive and unique palm that makes a great addition to any garden. Its fragrant blossoms and tropical-looking foliage bring a tropical feel to the garden, even in the colder months. With the right location and care, Arenga engleri will thrive and make a beautiful statement in any landscape.