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Subtropical / Dwarf Sugar Palm (Arenga engleri)

Dwarf Sugar Palm (Arenga engleri)
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A small, attractive palm of Taiwan with decorative foliage and red-orange flowers which spread a sweet fragrance. Maintain a minimum of -5 degrees Celsius.

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,50
Price per 5 seeds


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Common name:
Dwarf sugar palm


The dwarf sugar palm is a small palm from Taiwan that grows up to 3 meters high and is often used to produce sugar, wine and fibres. It’s an attractive species which also performs well as a container- or houseplant, and grows well in a shady spot and dry air (protects the plant against a hot sun; water regularly). The minimum temperature lies around -5 degrees Celsius. The leaves have serrated points and a silver-green underside. The red-orange flowers emit a sweet fragrance and are followed by red-purple, inedible fruits of 3 cm wide.

Germination instructions:
Soak seeds 2-3 days in tepid water and sow in some sowing mix. Constantly keep the ground moist and let the seeds germinate in a worm spot (25-30 degrees Celsius). Germination can vary between some weeks or even months.

Sowing time:
All year round

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