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Dypsis leptocheilos, Neodypsis leptocheilos, Teddy Bear Palm, Redneck Palm

Dypsis leptocheilos, Neodypsis leptocheilos

Teddy Bear Palm, Redneck Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Madagascar
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Large feather palm to about 67ft, with a very distinctive reddish tormentum on the crownshaft. An easily grown palm which likes full sun or light shade, and a moist, well drained position. Quite slow growing.

Dypsis leptocheilos is similar to Dypsis lastelliana.





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Elaeis guineensis, African Oil Palm, Jacquin
Photo by Alena Kalistratova (Ecuador)

Elaeis guineensis

African Oil Palm, Jacquin
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Africa
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cultivated for oil from the fruits. The fruit grows in bunches and consists essentially of a soft outer skin, which is reddish orange when ripe, and a fibrous layer covering the nut, composed of a shell and a kernel containing the palm oil. The fruit yields two kinds of oil: palm oil from the fleshy covering and palm kernel oil from the nut. During the processing of palm fruits the first residue of empty bunches, 50 percent of the fresh fruit bunches is used as fuel in the oil-extraction plant. Then anther 20 percent of the fresh fruit bunches are processed in a mechanical press to obtain viscous crude oil. The nuts from 15 percent of the fresh fruit bunches are separated from the solid residue, or palm fibre, and sent to plants specializing in the extraction of palm kernel oil. Purification of the oil produces large amounts of sludge. The oil from the fleshy outer skin of the fruit is customarily included (at about a 5 percent level) in pig and poultry rations as a source of vitamins A and D and to reduce dustiness in the feed.





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Euterpe oleracea, Asai, Assai, Acai, Cabbage Palm, Pina Palm

Euterpe oleracea

Asai, Assai, Acai, Cabbage Palm, Pina Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular 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-likeEdibleUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

Assai is one of the most valuable palms, sometimes called "new mysterious power fruit of the Amazon". It is famous for its anti-oxidant qualities of the fruit juice and as a host of many health benefits - from weight loss, to increased energy and lower cholesterol. The Assai is very interesting fruit that is highly popular as a low-cost beverage in Brazil, where it grows. In the U.S. it becomes the new high-dollar "rich man's" health drink.

This majestic palm is very ornamental, with multiple branches. It lives in seasonally flooded habitats and along water margins. It flowers throughout the year and the harvesting season is usually from July to December. The plant is a fast grower with multiple stems: the average mature wild tree has 4-8 well-developed stems from a single seed and root system; however, a single seed can grow a plant providing up to 25 shoots growing individually. It has pinnate leaves that start from a prominent crownshaft that is reddish color. It has adapted to live in periodically waterlogged and flooded soils by developing special root structures called pneumatophores. It produces both female and male flowers which are quite small and are brown to purple in color. The plant will take full sun as it matures, it also likes high humidity.

Acai produces an edible fruit which grows in bunches. The fruit is round, 1-2 cm in diameter, with a single large seed inside surrounded by stringy fibrous sheaths and a thin oily coating. It begins as a green color and ripens to a dark purple. Each tree stem usually produces four to eight bunches of fruit throughout the year but ripe fruits are the heaviest in the dry season.

The fruit is highly valued by the Amazonense for use in wine or as a juice, and it is an important and popular dietary complement. The dark purple juice is extracted from the small round fruit. The seeds are soaked in water to soften the thin outer shell. The seeds are then squeezed and strained to produce a tasty, dense purple liquid of incomparable flavor. This liquid is served ice cold with sugar and tapioca flour. Some people like it without sugar. It is a nourishing and refreshing treat that is also used to produce ice cream, liquor, mousses and sweets in general. Today, modern science has validated the absolutely remarkable wellness benefits of the Assai fruit. Acai is a rich source of anthocyanins and other phenolics and phyto-nutrients. Acai berries are amongst the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The berry is known to harness the following properties:

antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-Inflammatory, antimutagenic, cardiovascular system. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber which promotes a healthy digestive system. Research studies suggest soluble fibers may help lower blood cholesterol. The insoluble fiber may help reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers. Assai contains an amazingly high concentration level of Antioxidants which contribute to combat premature aging. Studies show that Açai provides significantly more antioxidants than such well-respected foods as blueberries, oranges and even red wine. The antioxidant concentration in the Assai fruit is five times higher than that of Gingko Biloba, the popular "brain boosting" herbal supplement that is renowned for its antioxidant properties. Assai is considered to have the best nutritional value of any fruit on earth.

This palm is also the world's main source of palm hearts: the proliferation of the tree is extraordinary, especially considering its intensive extraction for the delicious heart-of-palm.

Close related species, Euterpe edulis, is a single trunk tree.





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Euterpe oleracea - Acai, Assai Palm

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Assai Palm. One of the most valuable palms that is famous for its anti-oxidant qualities of the fruit juice. It is a fast grower with multiple stems. The fruit is a round berry, black at maturity, pulp is edible and used in beverages.

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Euterpe precatoria, Euterpe mollissima, Euterpe jatapuensis, Euterpe stenophylla, Euterpe langloisii, Euterpe petiolata, Euterpe subruminata, Euterpe confertiflora, Huassai, Chonta, Asai, Assai, Acai, Mountain Cabbage Palm

Euterpe precatoria, Euterpe mollissima, Euterpe jatapuensis, Euterpe stenophylla, Euterpe langloisii, Euterpe petiolata, Euterpe subruminata, Euterpe confertiflora

Huassai, Chonta, Asai, Assai, Acai, Mountain Cabbage Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Central America, Bolivia, Panama
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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-likeEdibleFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This single-stemmed palm grows well from seeds. Delicate roots can make transplanting seedlings difficult. Haussa grows quickly in both upland and seasonally flooded fields. The light, very small canopy makes it compatible for interplanting with almost any crop.

Grows in wild in Central America to Bolivia, up to 6000 ft elevation. In Ecuador it occurs on both sides of the Andes, on terra firme, or east of the Andes also on poorly drained soil.

Euterpe precatoria is harvested for edible palm heart (the apex), and the trunk is used for many construction purposes. A liquid from the roots is used to treat malaria. The fruit is used for the production of Açaí wine.



Euterpe precatoria, Euterpe mollissima, Euterpe jatapuensis, Euterpe stenophylla, Euterpe langloisii, Euterpe petiolata, Euterpe subruminata, Euterpe confertiflora, Huassai, Chonta, Asai, Assai, Acai, Mountain Cabbage Palm
Euterpe precatoria variegata
Euterpe precatoria, Euterpe mollissima, Euterpe jatapuensis, Euterpe stenophylla, Euterpe langloisii, Euterpe petiolata, Euterpe subruminata, Euterpe confertiflora, Huassai, Chonta, Asai, Assai, Acai, Mountain Cabbage Palm
Euterpe precatoria variegata


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Gastrococos crispa, Acrocomia armentalis, Acrocomia crispa, Cuban Belly Palm, Corojo Palm, Acrocomia

Gastrococos crispa, Acrocomia armentalis, Acrocomia crispa

Cuban Belly Palm, Corojo Palm, Acrocomia
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Cuba
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Its trunk is covered with spines when young. It can reach a height of 30 to 40 feet. This palm prefers hot conditions. Culture: Sunny, well drained position, but with plenty of water. Very slow growing when young, but speed up considerably when they start to trunk. Min. Temperature: 23F (-5C)




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Gaussia maya, Opsiandra maya, Maya Palm

Gaussia maya, Opsiandra maya

Maya Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize
Big tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-like

Gaussia maya is a solitary feather palm, with a rather small head of leaves. When mature, the palm can reach heights of more than 20 feet. It is native to Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, and is a popular choice for those looking for a palm or palm-like tree. It is hardy in USDA Zones 9-11 and can be grown in pots or in the garden as long as it is given enough space for its root system to expand.

Gaussia maya plants prefer growing in semi-shade, so partial or filtered sunlight is best for them. As with any plant, regular waterings are necessary to ensure the plant health.

In colder regions, where temperature may reach as low as 28F, some additional care may be needed. Planting in a pot allows for better control of the environment, and mulch can be placed around the base of the pot to help insulate the plant. When watering, make sure the soil is neither too wet or too dry. It is also important to ensure the pot is big enough for the plant root system, giving it enough room to spread.

Gaussia maya is not often available for sale, but it should be more widely grown. With its attractive grass-green feather-shaped leaves and its abundance of inflorescences, this fast-growing species makes a great addition to any garden.



Gaussia maya, Opsiandra maya, Maya Palm
Gaussia maya, Opsiandra maya, Maya Palm
Gaussia maya, Opsiandra maya, Maya Palm


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Heterospathe elata, Sagisi Palm

Heterospathe elata

Sagisi Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Big tree taller than 20 ftModerate waterPalm or palm-like

The Sagisi palm is an attractive, slender and tall palm from the Philippines with a large crown of gracefully curving, dark green fronds with tapering leaflets. Best in the tropical garden, where it grows very quickly. Makes an unusual and interesting houseplant when young, with finely pinnate leaves and bronze new growth. Very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout. Very easy 10 out of 100 seeds germinated during shipping the rest are still germinating with no heat in damp potting mix.




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Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Mascarena lagenicaulis, Bottle Palm

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Mascarena lagenicaulis

Bottle Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mascarene Islands
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Perfect for container on a patio or as specimen in your garden. Hyophorbe are very decorative and will bring elegance and pleasure to your garden. It will adapt perfectly for indoor decoration or outdoors. They can stay in a container for several years and it is a nice addition to a patio.





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Hyophorbe sp., Mascarena sp., Bottle Palm, Spindle Palm

Hyophorbe sp., Mascarena sp.

Bottle Palm, Spindle Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mascarene Islands
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like



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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii, Spindle Palm
H. lagenicaulis x verschaffeltii

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii

Spindle Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mascarene island of Rodriguez
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, more commonly known as the Spindle Palm, is an evergreen palm species native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues. It is a small, slow-growing tree, reaching heights between 10-20 feet at maturity. It requires full sun and moderate watering; additionally, when mature, the plant can withstand cold temperatures of at least 30°F for a limited time.

Spindle palm is a salt-tolerant plant, and does very well in seaside environments. It can be grown in USDA zones 9-11. This species is unique because its trunk grows in a spindle-like shape, making it an attractive choice for specimen plants in gardens. It is widely used as an understory palm due to its slow-growing habit, but its ability to reach heights of 20 feet when mature should be noted.

When grown in a pot in cooler climates, the Spindle Palm will benefit from some extra care. During the winter, make sure the plant is in a sheltered position, preferably near walls and away from any strong winds. Applying mulch around its base in autumn can also help with insulating during the winter. Additionally, regular watering during the hotter months and judicious pruning can help to keep the Spindle Palm in good health throughout the year.



Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii, Spindle Palm
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii, Mascarena verschaffeltii, Spindle Palm


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