Salak growing tree of the genus Salacca also known as Salacca zalacca or Snake fruit, Salak perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 13+ ( possible to grow in mediterranean and subtropical 10b+ but it will takes a lot of year until fruit if ever bear fruits).
Leaves color green with shredded edges and spines, flower color red, there are male and female flowers, the flowers grow in inflorescence.
Fruit color is orange, yellow or green, the peal like snake skin in brown or yellow
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Requirements for Salak growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Old leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
4-6 m, 12-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:
General information about the flower
Red flower, there are male and female flowers, the flowers grow in inflorescence.
Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly, (maybe wind)
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Salak fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Pickup before fully ripening