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Burretiokentia hapala, Burretiokentia

Burretiokentia hapala

Burretiokentia
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: New Caledonia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like



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Butia capitata, Cocos capitata, Butia pulposa, Syagrus capitata, Pindo, Jelly Palm

Butia capitata, Cocos capitata, Butia pulposa, Syagrus capitata

Pindo, Jelly Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

One of the hardiest feather (as opposed to fan-) palms, Butia will withstand 14F or 10F when larger. Beautiful blue-green leaves, strongly recurved, make it instantly recognisable. An essential palm for the exotic garden. Tolerant of the weather in high rainfall regions. Also wonderful as a conservatory palm, or even indoors if the light is bright enough. Ultimately it can grow to about 10 or 20 feet, though this will take some years. The fruit from this palm are used to make jelly, hence the name jelly palm.



Butia capitata, Cocos capitata, Butia pulposa, Syagrus capitata, Pindo, Jelly Palm
Butia capitata, Cocos capitata, Butia pulposa, Syagrus capitata, Pindo, Jelly Palm


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Butia eriospatha, Cocos eriospatha , Jelly Palm

Butia eriospatha, Cocos eriospatha

Jelly Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A large Butia with a thick trunk. Leaves tend to be generally much greener than Butia capitata. Fruit and seed is round, flowers and fruits range from red to yellow in color. The fruit is delicious to eat when ripe.



Butia eriospatha, Cocos eriospatha , Jelly Palm


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Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana, Coligallo Palm

Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana

Coligallo Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPalm or palm-like

It is a stemless or short-stemmed palm with a trunk up to 2 m tall.




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Carpentaria acuminata, Carpentaria Palm

Carpentaria acuminata

Carpentaria Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Australia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunKeep soil moistPalm or palm-like

This plant needs plenty of sun. A very slender and elegant palm from northern Australia with gracefully recurving, V-shaped leaves. It is suitable for mild subtropical and tropical climates and, if heavily fertilized and watered, will develop with breathtaking speed. Carpentarias can be used indoors, being popular triple planted. In a community of mixed species they will outgrow the others, adding height to the garden quickly.





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Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant

Caryota gigas

Thai Mountain Giant
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: China, Thailand
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like

The largest of the Fishtail palms, with a huge trunk and massive, flatly-held leaves. Grows extremely fast given the right conditions of warmth and humidity, together with a rich soil and an abundance of water.



Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant
Caryota gigas, Thai Mountain Giant


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Caryota mitis, Fish Tail Palm
Caryota mitis variegata

Caryota mitis

Fish Tail Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: S-E Asia, Australia, Solomon Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like

The best-known and perhaps prettiest of the genus, this is a clustering species with leaflets shaped like fishes tails. It is tolerant of low light, and requires lots of water at all times of the year. This, together with an occasional feed, will ensure its good health. Good interior palm.





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Caryota sp., Solitary Fishtail Palm, Toddy Palm, Jaggery Palm, Wine Palm, Kitul
Caryota maxima

Caryota sp.

Solitary Fishtail Palm, Toddy Palm, Jaggery Palm, Wine Palm, Kitul
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: India, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Monocarpic palm exhibiting an erect single trunk, up to 98 ft tall, bearing ringed scars left by fallen leaves. The trunk reaches its maximum height before bloom. Leaves are 9 to 20 ft long. Flowers are unisexual on monoecious plants, alternating on apical, branched inflorescences, enveloped by 2 carinate, marginally fibrous spathes. Fruits, as large as cherries, are globose and reddish. Blooms appear from top to lower branches, and after the last bloom on the lowest level the palm dies. The sap of this palm is very high in simple sugars. In India and other Asian countries, the palm is tapped for its syrup which is often fermented into an alcoholic beverage called toddy. The syrup is also processed into a granular sugar called jaggery.





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Chamaedorea cataractarum, Chamaedorea atrovirens, Cat palm, Cataract Palm, Cascade Palm

Chamaedorea cataractarum, Chamaedorea atrovirens

Cat palm, Cataract Palm, Cascade Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistPalm or palm-like

In nature, this attractive palm grows in or near fast flowing streams, hence the specific name. In the home it requires a good supply of water, and medium light. It has dark green foliage, is very easy to care for, and makes a perfect house plant.




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Chamaedorea elegans, Collinia elegans, Neanthe bella, Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans, Collinia elegans, Neanthe bella

Parlour Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-like

One of the most popular palms in the world, its ability to put up with low light, drought and general abuse is legendary. Additionally it flowers when still quite young. Too well known to need any description, it has been in use since Victorian times and is suitable for home or conservatory. A very attractive, small, single stemmed palm, to about 6ft tall, with light green colors, pinnate leaves. Its usually seen in clumps, since it looks more attractive this way, however this is just due to multiple seeds being sown together.





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