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Aiphanes minima  Macaw Palm

= Aiphanes erosa

Aiphanes minima – Macaw Palm
Product Code: Y1-04600
Ornamental Value: Beautiful
Availability: Out of stock

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Despite its spiny appearance, the Macaw Palm is a popular ornamental in the tropics, usually cultivated under the name Aiphanes erosa. In the wild, it is widespread in rainforests or seasonally dry forests throughout the Caribbean. It grows a fairly slender, spiny trunk that can reach up to 18 m (60 ft.) tall, topped by a lush crown of dark green, bushy leaves. The attractive, brilliant red fruits hold edible seeds that are reminiscent of coconut. A. minima will grow in sun as well as in deep shade and is a very fast and rewarding palm mainly for the tropics.
Cultural Requirements
Frost Tolerance None
Water Requirements High
Wind Tolerance Low
Appearance
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Form Medium Tree
Small Tree
Palmlike Tree
Shrub
Ornamental Value Beautiful
Uses
Properties Evergreen
Hazards Spiny
Gardening Indoor
Landscaping
Ornamental
Potted
Food/Medicinal Edible Seed/Nut
Synonymes
Popular Synonymes Aiphanes erosa
Classification
Plant Group Palms
Botanical Order Arecales
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