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.
Southern coast of Brazil
USDA Zone 7, -15 °C
Poor, sandy and dry
4 to 8 months
- soak in warm water for 48 hours
- sow seed in light soil
- 35 to 40 °C
When the seedlings are easy to handle
- place in full sun
- do not water in the ground and little when in pot
- give fertilizer regularly during the growing period
- Butia capitata var. odorata: Leonora Enking