|Synonymy: None||Distribution: Brazil, Argentina|
|Common names: Brazilian needle palm, spiny fiber palm||Conservation status: Unknown|
Adult in habitat
Thick, stiff, erect, dark green fan-shaped leaves, and a trunk with an incredibly
intricate pattern of leaf bases, it is a stunning sight. Not only that but, at least in the southern half of the
country, it can be considered rather hardy, and certainly grows well and actually looks happy in the English
garden. Rich, moist soil and plenty of water in dry weather, it does best in full sun, but can also
accommodate shade. As a conservatory palm, it is perfect.
Top photo courtesy and copyright © 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. Bottom photo courtesy University of Florida-IFAS.
Click here for cold-hardiness
information on this palm.
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