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PlantFiles: Mountain Cabbage Palm, Huassaí, Chonta
Euterpe precatoria

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euterpe (yoo-TER-pee) (Info)
Species: precatoria (prek -uh-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)


over 40 ft. (12 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Jun 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tall (up to 60'), skinny (6"), solitary (rarely clustering) pinnate palm found all over the central and south American tropics. Used for construction, eaiting, juice making and medicine (roots). Very tropical in its needs. Has a great, long (up to 6'), olive green, sometimes slightly striped crownshaft (some deeply striped cultivars exist). Leaflets hang straight down (pendant). Relatively fast palm.

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