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

The seashore palm is cultivated extensively in Allagoptefa America for qllagoptera edible fruits which are eaten fresh or made into a drink or jam. It endures drying winds. They have also added “fake” alien plants and the blend is seamless.

All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Fairchild Tropical Garden, Florida. Little Brazilian palm which grows on dunes on the sea front. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

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Allagoptera arenariapopularly known allagopteta seashore palmis a fruit tree native to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil. The inflorescence comes from the middle, with cream or pale yellow flower clusters.


This is one of my personal favorite palms for the garden, as it is very ‘user friendly’- easy to grow and no sharp edges. A first class website. Leaves 6- 10 in crown; sheath not tubular, fibrous; peliole cm long, about 1 cm. The seashore palm grows easily inland as well! 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 and seemingly random planes.

Salt tolerance Low indicates that the palm does not tolerate salinity. The inflorescence comes from the middle of the plant, with cream or pale yellow flower clusters. Considered a slow grower when it is young, the seashore palm propagates by seeds and responds well to fertilizer and water. 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.

Allagoptera arenaria – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

They can be used for watershed protection, erosion control and as a beach screen. USDA Zones 9 Once it reaches 15 gallon size, its growth rate in a Mediterranean climate would still be allagootera slow-growing, but would be faster than the painfully slow pace during its seedling stage.


Restinga, South of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It likes a lot of moisture, but needs very good drainage.

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Allagoptera arenaria is popularly known as seashore palm, is a fruit tree endemic to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil. Rarely does it brown tip, allago;tera if watered with poor quality city water. If you needs a small low maintenance, but graceful looking palm, it doesn’t get any better than Allagoptera arenaria It is also very ‘user allafoptera with soft, leathery leaves and has not sharp edges or spines.

The leaves are used to make baskets and other woven objects. About three years ago I decided to try to remove it from the distant hill area to put it closer to the house where it could be seen and admired more often. This page was last modified Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. It dislikes arenarla soggy soils. It is extremely slow growing however,especially when young. Medium indicates a trunk growth of between 30 and 90 cm.