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

Acoelorraphe wrightii, Acoelorrhaphe

Paurotis, Silver Saw Palmetto, Everglades Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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.



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


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Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli, Christmas Palm

Adonidia merrillii, Veitchia merrilli

Christmas Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, 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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Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata, Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm

Aiphanes horrida, Aiphanes aculeata, Aiphanes caryotifolia, Martinezia truncata

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

This very different dwarf palm from South America, has attractive spines all over it and fabulous, gracefully arching leaves, covered with white powder, with long, wavy, closely- spaced leaflets. The fragrant flowers produce clusters of red fruit making it ideal for conservatory or a warmer garden where it can actually stand occasional, but not hard freezing.

A solitary, showy spiny small tree. In the wild it grows 9-15 feet tall with a stem diameter of 2-4 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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Aiphanes minima, Bactris minima, Macaw Palm

Aiphanes minima, Bactris minima

Macaw Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Caribbean
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeEdibleThorny or spiny

Aiphanes minima, Bactris minima, Macaw Palm
Aiphanes minima, Bactris minima, Macaw Palm


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Allagoptera caudescens, Buri Palm

Allagoptera caudescens

Buri Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Native to the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Brazil, it is often found on sandy soils. The Buri Palm grows slowly but steadily and does well in a tropical or warm temperate climate, as long as it does not experience more than a light freeze. Young plants with their usually large, undivided leaves also make lovely potted plants.



Allagoptera caudescens, Buri Palm


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

Archontophoenix alexandrae, Ptychosperma alexandrae

Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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.



Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm


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

Areca catechu, Areca triandra

Areca Palm, Betel Nut , Bunga, Pinang
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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.





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Areca catechu - Betel Nut

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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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot
 


Areca novohibernica, Kugumaru Palm

Areca novohibernica

Kugumaru Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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.



Areca novohibernica, Kugumaru Palm
Areca novohibernica, Kugumaru Palm


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Areca vestiaria, Orange Crownshaft Palm

Areca vestiaria

Orange Crownshaft Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
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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