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Cocos Palm

Syagrus spp.

Also known as

Butia Palm, Queen palm

Butia eriospatha kz3 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

9a-11b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

12m

12m

Min

9m

Flowering

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Cocos Palm Overview

Syagrus is a genus of almost 60 palm species in the Arecaceae family from South America and the Caribbean. Also known as the queen or cocos palm, S. romanzoffiana is the most commonly cultivated variety, both for its fruits and ornamental appearance. It has pinnate leaves composed of many leaflets, these may be up to 5m in length, yellow-cream flowers arranged densely in hanging clusters which may reach 2m in length and edible, oval, orange-coloured, drupe fruits. It is a common sight in urban landscaping in tropical and subtropical areas. Capable of growing to 20m high, this genus contains single-stemmed palm tree species.

How to propagate Cocos Palm

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring at not less than 24C.

Other uses of Cocos Palm

Grown for its majestic appearance.