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Arenga caudata, Dwarf Sugar Palm, Miniature Sugar Palm

Arenga caudata

Dwarf Sugar Palm, Miniature Sugar Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like

A small, shrubby, understorey palm with densely clustering, thin, canelike stems and small leaves that are dark green above and silvery white below. The leaflets are roughly fishtail shaped and have jaggedly toothed margins.




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Arenga engleri, Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm

Arenga engleri

Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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)



Arenga engleri, Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm
Arenga engleri, Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm
Arenga engleri, Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm
Arenga engleri, Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm,Taiwan Sugar Palm


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Arenga hookeriana, Hooker Fishtail Palm

Arenga hookeriana

Hooker Fishtail Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Arenga hookeriana, Hooker Fishtail Palm


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Arenga microcarpa, Arenga Palm

Arenga microcarpa

Arenga Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like

An interesting and strong-growing palm coastal districts, it performs well as a house- or conservatory plant. It tolerates low light, and growing rather fast to produce a good-sized plant in a number of years. Related species - Arenga australasica.




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Arenga pinnata, Arenga saccharifera, Sugar Palm, Black Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm

Arenga pinnata, Arenga saccharifera

Sugar Palm, Black Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Malaysian islands
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Commonly seen in Southeast Asia, where a crude kind of sugar is made from the sap. Fast and strong growing, the new leaves are strongly wedge-shaped, leathery and attractive. Requires a rich soil, plenty of water, and feed during periods of growth.



Arenga pinnata, Arenga saccharifera, Sugar Palm, Black Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm


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Attalea cephalotus, Scheelea cephalotes, Shapaja, American Oil Palm

Attalea cephalotus, Scheelea cephalotes

Shapaja, American Oil Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: South America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like

A very large solitary palm with big leaves in which all the leaflets are arranged in one plane. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.





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Bactris gasipaes, Peach Palm, Pixbae, Pewa, Chontaduro

Bactris gasipaes

Peach Palm, Pixbae, Pewa, Chontaduro
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Tropical America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular 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-likeEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Pixbae "Peach Palm Fruit", Bactris gasipaes is a species of palm native to the tropical forests of South and Central America and is a tropical fruit that is found abundantly in mountain regions and remote areas of Panama. It is a multiple-stemmed palm with very spiny stems that can grow up to 20 m in height. Some varieties are spineless.

It is widely cultivated in the New World tropics for its edible fruit and palm hearts and archaeological evidence suggests that people have utilized it for many thousands of years. It has been recognized by renowned chefs as "the noble Panamanian fruit," because 92 persent of its skin, pulp and seed are usable. Analysis performed by experts has confirmed that as food, it is the tropical fruit that is the most balanced and the most nourishing, because it contains more protein than the avocado, has twice the protein value of the banana and its nutritional value is comparable to the hen's egg but without the cholesterol. It is a palm which can typically grow to 20m or taller, with pinnate leaves 3 m long on a 1 m long petiole. The fruit is a drupe with an edible pulp surrounding the single seed, 4-6 cm long and 3-5 cm broad. The rind (epicarp) of this wild palm can be red, yellow, or orange when the fruit is ripe depending on the variety of the palm. Pixbae is well known by the native population of Panama. They frequently eat the fruit peeled after being boiled in salted water. It's also eaten with honey, used to make compotes and jellies, or also used to make flour and edible oil. The Pixbae also has a high nutritional value since it's rich in fiber, contains Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin (excellent for the blood), Niacin (very good supplement to keep good eyesight), Ascorbic acid, calcium and other nutrients. Introduced to Africa, this palm is called there "the perfect food". This plant may also be harvested for heart of palm.





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Bismarckia nobilis, Medemia nobilis, Bismarck Palm

Bismarckia nobilis, Medemia nobilis

Bismarck Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Drought and salt resistant. Avoid damaging lower trunk and roots. The two forms of this palm, blue/silver and green, differ in color and purportedly also in environmental preference/tolerance. The green form seems to do better along the coastal areas of southern California (cooler climate) and the blue form takes the inland heat better. Very few of the green form are planted in south Florida, perhaps because of their inability to withstand heat, or perhaps because the blue form is so much more stunning.





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Borassus flabellifer, Borassus aethiopum, Palmira Palm, Toddy Palm

Borassus flabellifer, Borassus aethiopum

Palmira Palm, Toddy Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: S-E Asia, India
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

A very large palmate palm, with a hard, black trunk, and a skirt of dead leaves underneath the crown. The leaves are very large, up to 10 ft. across, and bluey green in color. It has large black fruit. Culture: Hot, sunny, well drained position. Drought tolerant, cold sensitive.

Borassus flabellifer var. madagascariensis - is endemic to Madagascar.



Borassus flabellifer, Borassus aethiopum, Palmira Palm, Toddy Palm
Borassus madagascariensis


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Brahea armata, Erythea armata, Erythea glauca, Erythea roezlii, Blue Fan Palm, Blue Hesper Palm

Brahea armata, Erythea armata, Erythea glauca, Erythea roezlii

Blue Fan Palm, Blue Hesper Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: California, Mexico
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The famous hardy blue palm. Stiff, fan shaped leaves of a stunning pale blue color. Conservatory, or sunny spot in the garden. Rather slow growing, this palm can take quite heavy frosts when mature. However, we recommend that it be given some protection when young. Well drained soil, plenty of water in summer, rather drier in winter, when it can stand -14F or so when larger. It is much happier, and faster growing when planted in the ground. To around 10 feet. Brahea armata likes quite alkaline conditions and may grow faster if lime is added to the soil.





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