Salak
Salacca magnifica

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salacca (sa-LAK-a) (Info)
Species: magnifica (mag-NIH-fee-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 2, 2005, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This beauty is ultra tropical in its requirments - and should be grown in a place that Red Sealing Wax can.

Positive

On Jun 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a fantastic looking palm for the tropics- huge, lancelote unsplite leaves with deep pleating and whitish grey underneath. Very spine petioles and rachis- no stems, clustering species from Borneo.