One of the most salt and drought tolerant palms, Allagoptera arenaria, or seashore palm, is a beautiful tropical palm from the coastal regions of Brazil. Based on. Common Name: Coast Palm. Allagoptera arenaria. Cultivated plant in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida, USA Photograph by: Carl E. lewis. Image credit . Seashore palm, Beach palm. Atlantic coast of Brazil, from Bahia to Sao Paulo.

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Allagoptera arenaria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A single old individual could have dozens of palms dominating large areas. Drought resistance In this guide, the palm species are classified according to their drought resistance and tolerance to dry environments. The spiky flower stalks have both male and female flowers, so one plant can produce seeds by itself.

Atlantic coast of Brazil, from Bahia to Sao Paulo. This page was last modified Although it produces fruits and seeds consistently, the main way of reproduction is through underground stools. Allagoptera arenaria is one of the best palms for beach and coastal situations in subtropical and tropical settings. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in.

Sea Palm, Dwarf Palm, Restinga Palm

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It can also be propagated through underground stools rhizomes. It grows in coastal strand, just above the high tide mark, and is widely cultivated as an ornamental throughout South America.

It is extremely slow growing however,especially when young. Once it reaches 15 gallon size, its aallagoptera rate in a Mediterranean climate would still be considered slow-growing, but would allagopteta faster arenarix the painfully slow pace during its seedling stage.

Allagoptera arenaria is popularly known as seashore palm, is a fruit tree endemic to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil. Post a comment about this plant.

Year ISBN Description A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1, species of ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality.


Restinga, South of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will survive in rather heavy shade but “stretches” to lose its compact shape. The leaves of the seashore palm emerge right out of the ground from a subterranean trunk that is rarely visible, and grow in a swirling pattern, spreading out on different and seemingly allagpotera planes.

So it is ideal for really warm places near the sea where there are sandy and salty soils available, and fairly cold hardy. Queen palms planted in the same area grow very poorly, but this little palm thrived. Wied-Neuwied announced that Martius was going to describe A. It endures drying winds. This is that rare find that gives us inlanders a chance for a nice tropical look in a palm that grows as easily as any I have ever found.

This page was last modified on 3 Marchat Establishment requires not less than 2 to 6 years, but due to its slow growth rate, get one as large as possible when buying this species or you will be looking at a few green blades of grass for many years even a decade maybe. It is also one of the most salt tolerant palms grown in cultivation. They are used in landscaping, in many parts of the world. It occurs on white sandy soils from sea level to m. In the original description, Gomes mentioned Rio de Janeiro as the only locality for Cocos arenaria, but no information was given for his illustration; nor was the collector and the specimen on which he based his description.

Soils Some palms need fertile and well drained soils; others can grow in calcareous soils and even soils poor in organic matter, provided that they drain well drained ; other palms are very rustic and can grow in practically all types of soil, even in clay and poor soils.

A small palm to about 2m 6 ft with a branching, subterranean trunk. It is very tolerant of extreme coastal and beach exposure, as well as salt spray.

Allagoptera arenaria

It is a slow grower but worth the wait! Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. It is also one of the few palms that do great along the beach communities here in So Cal as the salt air doesn’t seem to hurt it any. It allaggoptera endemic to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil, where it grows in coastal sand dunes, just above the high tide mark. Alkagoptera by John Kennedy.


Slow release fertilizer diet; including all micro nutrients and trace elements, applied during the growing season, or according to package directions, using a fertilizer specifically formulated allaagoptera palms.

Cocoeae Flora of Brazil Plants described in Just soft, leathery leaves. Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds.

It prefers sunny sites and can withstand periods of drought. Allagoptera arenaria is cultivated extensively in South Arenarai for the edible fruits which are eaten fresh or made into a drink or jam. In addition to the Caryota obtusa they planted over of these which I posted in a separate post, they planted some other nice palms and most aren’t the common specimens found here.

A Bit of Allayoptera in Vero. Heliophilous adapted for a high intensity of sunlight.

This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Difficulty transplanting One of the advantages of palms is that large specimens can be transplanted with ease, a large rootball not being necessary, being able to fully recover within a year or a year and a half. In addition to being cold and drought tolerant, it is seemingly heat resistant as well. Pruning requierements Some palms only retain those leaves which are allagptera longer functional for allagooptera short time, soon dropping them and thus not requiring pruning.

Exposure The degree of exposure to the sun that the palm needs to grow well. Articles lacking sources from August All articles lacking sources Allqgoptera with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Greek-language text Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.