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Salacca wallichiana

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salacca (sa-LAK-a) (Info)
Species: wallichiana (wal-ik-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs
Palms

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
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

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:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is another spiny species with long, mostly straight, but archign a bit at the tips, leaves shooting out of the ground (clustering palm)- stemless. Leaflets are arranged in clumps along the petioles sticking out in all directions in each clump, giving a plumose appearance. The leafelts are lancelote to ovoid and drooping a bit. Majesting looking palm because of the sheer size of it, but not that cuddly looking. Spineless forms exist.

Regional...

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

Naples, Florida
Ainaloa, Hawaii



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