How to grow Butia capitata

Butia capitata grow and care – palm tree of the genus Butia also known as Jelly palm, Butia capitata perennial evergreen plant an mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves size 1-3 m, and the leaves are with spiny edge,

Flower color yellow, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers.

Butia capitata frutis

Fruit color yellow, orange, or reddish, the taste is sweet and sour fruit flavor reminiscent of apricot, pineapple, banana

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How to grow Butia capitata growing and care:

More than -8C

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Pruning season:

How to prune:
dead leaves but not to cut them until the trunk the stem of the dead leaves protect the trunk

Size of the plant?
5-7m, 15-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No, some grow in containers and when grow too much throw it but won’t bearing a lot of fruits

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Flower color yellow, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers

Pollination is done by:
Wind pollination

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, bats

What can be done with big quantities of Butia capitata fruits?
Eaten raw, cakes, dry, juice, jam and frozen

Work requirements on the fruit:
When the tree is young it’s easy to pick the fruit after that it become harder

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

Scientific name:

Butia capitata

How to grow Butia capitata

Butia capitata tree

Butia capitata fruits

Butia capitata flowers

Butia capitata


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Palm
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 9

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