A picture of a Palmyra Palm

Palmyra Palm

Borassus flabellifer

Also known as

Doub Palm, Tala Palm, Toddy Palm, Wine Palm

Borassus flabellifer fruit on the tree by Gak (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

6m

30m

Min

5m

Fruiting

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing. Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible.

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A photo of Palmyra Palm
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Palmyra Palm Overview

The trunk is grey, robust and ringed with leaf scars; old leaves remain attached to the trunk for a long time before they fall off. The tree has male and female flowers on separate plants, with the male flowers growing 1 cm long and forming semi-circular clusters, which are hidden beneath scale-like bracts and the female flowers are golfball-sized and solitary. Young palmyra seedlings grow slowly, producing only a few leaves each year. The top portion of the fruit must be cut off to reveal the three sweet jelly seed sockets, that are translucent pale-white and have no pit. The jelly part of the fruit is covered with a thin, yellowish-brown skin. These are known to contain watery fluid inside the fleshy white body. Uses: Culinary. Beverages. Ornamental.

Common problems with Palmyra Palm

Problem free

How to propagate Palmyra Palm

Seed

Germination time - 1 month

Special features of Palmyra Palm

Wet sites

Other uses of Palmyra Palm

Culinary. Beverages. Ornamental.

Edible

Flowers and fruits