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Acoelorraphe wrightii, Acoelorrhaphe, Paurotis, Silver Saw Palmetto, Everglades Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Paurotis, Silver Saw Palmetto, Everglades Palm
Origin: Indies, Bahamas, Central and South Florida.
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Paurotis is a native Florida palm found in the Everglades, commonly seen at the edges of islands, but not in long-standing water. It is also native to some Caribbean islands. It likes full sun but can withstand light shade, is tolerant to a variety of soil conditions, but doen't like to be planted in high pH soils. The palm grows in clusters of trunks and is rated to be about 20 feet high. Its width can be a problem when planted without space for lateral expansion.


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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Christmas Palm
Origin: Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Adonidia comes from Adonis, the handsome sun god of the ancient Greeks. This is neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. Christmas palm grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! It is a popular landscaping item in the capital of Philippines, which inspires another popular name, the Manila palm.

Christmas palm is moderately salt tolerant. Prefers full sun but will take some shade.

Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. It is sometimes closely planted in groups of two or three.

Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.


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V. m. aurea - Golden Veitchia
Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

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Adonidia comes from Adonis, the handsome sun god of the ancient Greeks. This is neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. Christmas palm grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.
Fresh seeds germinate quickly within 1 to 3 months. Soak seeds overnight, clean all pulp around the pit. Plant in well drained mix, keep it warm, moist but not soggy.
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Adonidia merrilli variegata - Variegated Christmas Palm 

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This is the extremely rare variegated version of the Christmas palm native to the Philippines. Incredibly easy to maintain this palm needs only a tropical environment and soil that isn't soggy to thrive. It is able to adapt to a wide variety of growing conditions including being moderately salt tolerant. It prefers a sunny spot but will handle some shade. Self cleaning, this neat and tidy pinnate palm has a short green crownshaft under a dozen or so recurved leaves atop a grey leaf scarred trunk that's slightly swollen at the base. Its red seeds mature in December around Christmas - hence the nickname. Unlike most variegated plants, this form comes 90% true to seed. Needs a good mixture of sun and shade to look its best.
Adonidia is a neat looking, compact palm that resembles a dwarf version of the Royal palm (Roystonea regia) which it matches in beauty. It grows to an overall height of only about 16 ft. By late fall fruit are beginning to ripen and by late December are bright and brilliant red - like ornaments on a Christmas palm! Small stature makes it perfect for use in small scale plantings. Good specimen container plant. The formal symmetry of Christmas palm is nicely showcased when it is grown in a container. Indoors or out this is a glamourous container plant that can maintain its looks despite hardship and neglect.

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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm
Origin: Trinidad and Tobago
Full sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleThorny or spiny

A solitary, showy spiny small tree. In the wild it grows 915 feet tall with a stem diameter of 24 inches. The epicarp and mesocarp of the fruit are rich in carotene and are eaten in Colombia, while the seeds are used to make candles.

The range of the species is found in forests of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The species is cultivated as an ornamental throughout the tropics.

Also known as Devil Palm, Corozo, Cocos rura, Mararay, Corozo, Macaguita, Marara, Macahuite, Corozo del Orinoco, Corozo anchame, Mararava, Cubarro, Chonta, Chascaraza, Charascal, Corozo chiquito, Corozo colorado, Pujamo, Gualte, Chonta ruro, Pupunha xicaxica, Coyure palm, Ruffle palm, Aculeata palm and Spine palm.

Scientific Synonyms - Caryota horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Euterpe aculeata, Martinezia aculeata, Martinezia caryotifolia, Marara caryotifolia, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Tilmia caryotifolia, Bactris premorsa, Aiphanes premorsa, Martinezia truncata, Aiphanes truncata, Martinezia elegans, Aiphanes elegans, Marara bicuspidata, Martinezia ernestii, Aiphanes ernestii, Martinezia killipii, Aiphanes killipii, Aiphanes orinocensis.


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Allagoptera arenaria, Seashore Palm, Cocos Arenaria

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Seashore Palm, Cocos Arenaria
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Seashore palm - restinga, a low, coastal scrub, and sand dunes near the beach are the native habitat of this attractive, small, bushy palm in southeastern Brazil. Its forking trunk usually grows underground, rarely upright and visible. The elegantly arching, bushy leaves are dark gray-green above and silvery-waxy below and the fruits are borne in curious, dense clusters on the tip of long, upright stalks. While the seeds tend to be somewhat erratic to germinate and seedling growth is fairly slow, the plants speed up considerably after a couple of years. The Restinga Palm prefers a sunny spot in sandy soil and will adapt to any tropical and subtropical climate. It is very resistant wind and salt and will look its best even under full coastal exposure. See picture.


  


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Archontophoenix alexandrae, Ptychosperma alexandrae, Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm
Origin: Northern Australia Tropical rainforest
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

This is a single, slender trunked palm (30 ft). Given a shady spot, they grow slim and elegant, holding a crown of dark green leaves above a green crownshaft. Irrigation, fertilizer and mulch are necessary. No garden would be without the odd corner to accommodate a specimen or two. Not used very much in public plantings, but popular in Northern Territory as a tub palm.


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Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Origin: Northern Australia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

This is a single, slender trunked palm (30 ft). Given a shady spot, they grow slim and elegant, holding a crown of dark green leaves above a green crownshaft. It is slightly hardier than Archontophoenix alexandrae and may be tried in a sheltered corner in full sun in favoured locations. Generally similar in appearance to the foregoing, it makes a good house- or conservatory plant if the light is good.


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Areca catechu, Areca triandra, Areca Palm, Betel Nut , Bunga, Pinang

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Dwarf Areca catechu
 Areca catechu, Areca triandra
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Areca Palm, Betel Nut , Bunga, Pinang
Origin: Malaysia, Singapore
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Palm or palm-likeEdible

An easily grown palm for both the tropics and warm sub-tropical areas (it is apparently cold sensitive). It prefers shade when young, although it does take full sun at quite a young age. It likes a moist, well drained soil, and doesn't like to dry out. This palm is the basis of a large industry in SE Asia, where the seed is chewed for its intoxicating properties, as well as its supposedly beneficial side effects, such as aiding digestion, and controlling internal parasites and dysentery. See picture.


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Areca catechu - Betel Nut

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Betel Nut, Bunga, Pinang. This variety is reported to be semi-dwarf and can be grown in a large container.
This palm is the basis of a large industry in SE Asia, where the seed is chewed for its intoxicating properties, as well as its supposedly beneficial side effects, such as aiding digestion, and controlling internal parasites and dysentery.
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Areca novohibernica, Kugumaru Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Kugumaru Palm
Origin: Solomon Islands
Small tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-like

A delightful, smallish palm with a thin, stilt-rooted trunk to 3 m (10 ft.) or more tall and a compact crown of leaves with broad, finely tipped leaflets. It has at the base robust aerial roots which develop like stilts.

Little diffused species with very elegant habit, to be utilized isolated or in groups at the shade of great trees exclusively in the tropical and humid subtropical climate zones, on soils rich of organic substance, draining, and constantly kept humid; suitable for its contained dimensions also to small shadowy gardens.


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Areca vestiaria, Orange Crownshaft Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Orange Crownshaft Palm
Origin: Molucca Islands
Small tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The trunk of this palm is bright red to crimson, and fronds are glossy green in color. Slow growing species can reach 10-12 feet, but takes many years. It can handle temperatures down to mid 30s F.

It's an understory palm and has to be grown in shade. It requires moist soil. Do not let dry out between waterings or it will die.


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Areca vestiaria - Red Crownshaft Palm (red trunk)

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Red Crownshaft palm. Unlike Red Sealing Wax Palm, this palm can tolerate temperatures down to mid 30s F.
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Arenga engleri, Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm

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Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm
Origin: Taiwan
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

An attractive, suckering pinnate palm with heights to about 10 to 12 feet with very fragrant blossoms. The leaflets are irregular and tropical appearing. Tolerates filtered light or sun in most areas. Blossoms are fragrant. Average moisture, good drainage. Palm For Moderately Severe Cold Weather (16 to 23 degrees F. or warmer)


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