Butia capitata growing 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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Requirements for 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
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow 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
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:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?