Allagoptera, Motacuchi, Coco da Chapada, Guriri
Allagoptera leucocalyx

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Allagoptera (al-luh-GOP-ter-ruh) (Info)
Species: leucocalyx

Category:

Shrubs

Palms

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 12, 2013, kostheos from Athens
Greece (Zone 9b) wrote:

If mine is actually a leucocalyx,it has been bought as such but you never now, it is a superb new introduction. It is many times faster growing than its relative arenaria (mine has been planted near an already adult arenaria as a two strap leaf seedling and now has outgrown the older cousin) and overall bigger (leaves are 1 1/2 times bigger than of arenaria) . Also it has more waxy coating on petiole bases and is cold hardier. Same growing condition with arenaria but a thck layer of fine sea gravel beneath the roots!

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On Jun 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Scruffy looking stemless suckering palm with slightly stiffer leaflets than the Allogotera arenaria, and slightly yellower. From Brazil to Bolivia. Rare in cultivation.