Butia capitata


Butia capitata

Jelly palm

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Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina

Growth Habit:

This palm grows as a single trunk (here several were planted closely so appear to be from one plant), with arching grey leaves. Slow growing, but drought tolerant and hardy to 10 degrees F.

Growing Requirements:

Plant in full sun and water regularly to establish.


The silvery gray foliage is handsome and the bright yellow or orange fruits in fall are not only decorative, but edible and the juice can be made into jelly.

Where at Lotusland:

Fern garden, aloe garden, and near dracaenas.

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