Syagrus romanzoffiana

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay. Northern Argentina.

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman
Queen palm.
Southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay. Northern Argentina.
Very common

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
More than 15 m.
No
Over 10 m.
No
Less than 50 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

-7ºC
Fertile
Fast
Strong
Pleno sol
Good
High
No
Medium
Low difficulty
Medium

Up until quite recently it was known as Arecastrum. In its natural habitat it grows by river banks and in damp areas. It may be found by Butia yatay, Copernicia alba, Acrocomia aculeata and other palms.

It is much used for the speed at which it grows and for the tropical ambience it creates due to the feathery shape of its leaves.

It dislikes heavy soil and if it is very alkaline microelements must be added, particularly manganese.

They are easy palms to transplant and tolerate drought once well established. They can hybridize with Butia capitata thus giving rise to the much desired Butiagrus.