How to grow Berchemia discolor

Berchemia discolor growing tree or shrub of the genus Berchemia also known as Bird palm, Berchemia discolor perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, edible fruits and used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color white with pink in bird shape.

Berchemia discolor fruits

Fruits edible in oval shape in color yellow, fruits are sweets.

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Requirements for Berchemia discolor growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just in the beginning to choose shrub or tree, after this just for design and dead parts

Size of the plant:
As tree 5-20m, 15-60 feet, as shrub 3-5m, 10-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White with pink flowers in bird shape

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Berchemia discolor fruit?
Eat raw, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Just collect

How long does it take to bear fruit?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Berchemia discolor

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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