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Butia Catarinensis – 5 seeds – Hardy Brazilian Palm


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Common name: Hardy Brazilian Palm
Family: Arecaceae
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 6 to 7 meters
Hardiness: -10°C
Exposure: sunny
Plant type: palm
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: evergreen
Flowering: summer
Flower color: M
Type of soil: humus and well draining, calcareous soil
Watering: abundant in hot season
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot, veranda
Diseases and pests: red spider mites
Toxicity: The fruits are edible raw or cooked and are used to make palm wine.

Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


This easy-to-grow palm can reach a height of 6 to 7 meters in its native area. Its trunk measures 50 centimeters in diameter and it develops about thirty leaves.

In summer a flower stalk appears. It resists frost down to -12°C but its grey-blue leaves will wither, in April remove the damaged leaves, new ones will develop rapidly.

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