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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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Allagopteraa Walkley’s Garden, Queensland, Australia. Considered a slow grower when it is young, the seashore palm propagates by seeds and responds well to fertilizer and water.
Photo by Paul Craft. There are 6—15 bright green to silvery green pinnately compound feather-like leaves 2—6 ft 0. Inflorescences cm long; peduncle cm long, 0.
This is one of the palms prone to get bud damage from overhead watering drip much preferred causing weird folded new leaves leaflets bent back against themselvesparticularly if not grown in full sun.
With a subterranean trunk it forms dense bushes which can grow to exceed 2 metres in height. These flowers usually attract bees and beetles. This palm is very drought tolerant once established. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don’t be afraid. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.
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Although it produces fruits and seeds consistently, the main way of reproduction is through underground ardnaria. Detailed Scientific Description Palm 1.
The inflorescence comes from the middle of the plant, with cream or pale yellow flower clusters. Although it produces fruits and seeds consistently, the main way of reproduction is through underground stools. The leaves emerge right out of the ground from a subterranean trunk that is rarely visible, and grow in a swirling pattern, spreading out on different arenarka seemingly random planes.
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It has small, orange fruit, that dries out quickly. The specific epithet species name arenaria; from the Latin, for “sandy” or growing in sandy sites. It has arched pinnate leaves, spineless, that are bright green above and silver below. It could not be found in herbaria in Portugal or Brazil. Seeds will germinate in 2 to 6 month.
Developing fruit Photograph by: Retrieved from ” http: This is that rare find arenaira gives us inlanders a chance Views Read View source View history.
If you have any information about this plant, please help by aenaria this article. However it considered an agonizingly slow-growing plant when it is young, at least when grown in a Mediterranean climate.
Its fruits are yellowish green and shaped like small coconuts, about 1 inch 25 mm long and 0. It is very adaptable to many kinds of well drained soils. Frequency in gardens Frequency of this species in the gardens of south-west Europe. Others are a good choice providing humidity and light are not poor. As a seedling, A. srenaria
Allagoptera arenaria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It is VERY slow, though, so get one as large as possible when buying this species or you will be looking at a few blades of grass for many years- even a decade maybe.
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. Fairchild Tropical Garden, Florida. It prefers sandy soils with little mineral or organic content, but may also grow on poor and rocky soils and on peaty and poorly drained sites. Botanic name Name first recorded for the palm, genus and species, followed by the abbreviation of the specialist who described it.
Special thanks to Palmweb. 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. It is very tolerant of extreme coastal and beach exposure, as well as salt spray. 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.
Plant Allagoptera arenaria in front of clumps of larger palms, or even underneath large palms. Drought resistance In this guide, the palm species are classified according to their drought resistance and tolerance to dry environments. Tropical Plants Arenaia, Ken Fern.
This is one of my personal favorite palms for the garden, as it is very ‘user friendly’- easy to grow and no sharp edges.