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Rakum Palm, Edible-fruited Salak Palm, Edible-fruited Rakum Palm
Salacca wallichiana

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

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Naples, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.