Butia capitata var. odorata

Butia capitata var. odorata

Butia capitata var. odorata or Pindo Palm is very similar to Butia capitata and is distinguished by a more compact form with a very thin trunk and fruit and smaller seeds. And, unlike Butia capitata, it flowers and produces fruit very young.

According to some sources, these differences are big enough to justify a separate species of Butia capitata.

The leaves are blue, petioles are grey.

It grows on the southern coast of Brazil on the beaches of white sand surrounded by bushes.

Synonym:

Butia odorata

Common names:

Wine palm
Jelly palm
Pindo palm

Origin:

Southern coast of Brazil

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7, -15 °C

Soil:

Poor, sandy and dry

Height:

1-2 m

Propagation:

Seed



Exposure:

Sun

Germination:

4 to 8 months

Sowing instructions:

  • soak in warm water for 48 hours
  • sow seed in light soil
  • moisten
  • 35 to 40 °C

Repot:

When the seedlings are easy to handle

Care:

  • place in full sun
  • do not water in the ground and little when in pot
  • give fertilizer regularly during the growing period

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