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Oil palm

Elaeis guineensis

Also known as

African oil palm, Macaw fat

Elaeis guineensis - Fruit and Spice Park - Homestead, Florida - DSC09011 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

18m

Max

9m

10m

Min

5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Oil palm Overview

This species of upright palm will produce strap-shaped medium green leaves. The flowers are produced in panicles of yellow large blooms in the summer. The female palms will develop round bunches of fruits.

Common problems with Oil palm

How to propagate Oil palm

Seed

You will need to soak the seeds for 7 days then sow them in the spring.