PlantsArenga→Solitary Sugar Palm (Arenga pinnata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 50 feet
Plant Spread: solitary, no spread. Harvesting stem will cause plant death
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: fibre from petioles used as roofing material (especially in traditional houses of West Sumatera-Indonesia), crafts, brooms and many other uses
Fruit: Showy
Other: Fruits are boiled to reduce toxic and irritating oxalate, seeds then taken, edible after cooked
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowering stem cut to tap sugary sap, freshly consumed, processed into palm sugar, or fermented for palm wine
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable for forage
Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: mesocarp of the fruits usually contains many oxalate crystals, irritative substances and caustic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Let's see what else we are growing in 2017 by Ursula Jan 10, 2018 6:14 PM 1,056
Palm from Brazil for ID please by bonitin Jun 9, 2014 6:55 AM 7
Palms and Cycads by hawkarica May 26, 2021 6:01 PM 259

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