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Bactris gasipaes var. gasipaes  Peach Palm

Bactris gasipaes var. gasipaes – Peach Palm
Product Code: Y1-87200
Ornamental Value: Pretty
Availability: Out of stock

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  • Germination (difficult–easy) 4
    3.7
  • Germination Time (years–days) 4
    4.2
  • Total 4
    4.0
Most people have heard of the Peach Palm's unusual fruit, but did you also know it is widely cultivated in South America for its heart-of-palm? Its clustering habit means that it continues to produce palm hearts after the main stem is harvested. The palm itself (interestingly, unknown in the wild) is a very pretty, fast growing, feather-leaved palm with fine and elegant leaves. Its spines may be considered a drawback, but carefully sited, it makes a valuable addition to any tropical palm collection, and in suitable conditions will go on to produce both fruit and palm heart.
Cultural Requirements
Sun Exposure Light shade when young
Light shade in dry, hot climates
Frost Tolerance None
Water Requirements High
Wind Tolerance Moderate
Appearance
Growth Rate Very fast
Growth Form Medium Tree
Small Tree
Palmlike Tree
Ornamental Value Pretty
Uses
Properties Evergreen
Hazards Spiny
Gardening Ornamental
Potted
Food/Medicinal Edible Fruit
Heart of Palm
Medicinal
Classification
Plant Group Palms
Botanical Order Arecales
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