This rarely-seen, small to medium-sized, multi-stemmed clustering palm is native to the under storey of seasonally dry forests on the Pacific coast in Ecuador. It produces yellow, male, unisex flowers, with both the fruit and seeds being edible, with one seed per red fruit. The multiple stems of slim trunks, and foliage are divided into wedge-shaped, feathered leaflets that are attractively clustered in small groups.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some may take very much longer so please be patient. Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.
Classification:Half hardy tree, Greenhouse perennial
Packet Content:4 (Approx)