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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: Clustering palm, acaulescent (without visible trunk), attains heights from 6 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Glossy green upper surface, silvery reverse side with large spines along the petiole to the base. Leaves attain lengths to 20 feet.
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1 to 2 inch pear shaped fruits with deep rose to yellowish-brown scales.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Salak
  • Palm
  • Sala
  • Snake Fruit

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