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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The leaves are used to make baskets and other woven objects. They have also added “fake” alien plants and the blend is seamless.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. They look good massed in clumps in mixed borders, or as framing hedges.

This is one of the palms prone to get bud damage from overhead watering drip much preferred causing weird folded new leaves leaflets bent back against themselvesparticularly if not grown in full sun. It likes a lot of moisture, but needs very good drainage.

Allagoptera arenaria

Views Read View source View history. This page was last modified Exposure The degree of exposure to the sun that the palm needs to grow well. Although it produces fruits and seeds consistently, the main way of arenarja is through underground stools. Developing fruits Photograph by: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Requires a very sandy, well drained position in full sun.

Sea Palm, Dwarf Palm, Restinga Palm

It is a slow grower but worth the wait! This is one of the palms prone to get bud damage from overhead watering drip much preferred causing weird folded new leaves leaflets bent back against themselvesparticularly if not grown in full sun. Detailed Scientific Description Palm 1.


Allagoptera arenaria is popularly known as seashore palm, is a fruit tree endemic to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It prefers bright sunny locations, but it also does well in part shade with some aenaria sunlight. These flowers usually attract bees and beetles. Views Read Edit View history. About three years ago I decided to try to remove it from the distant hill area to put it closer to the house where arenaaria could be seen and admired more often.

Other palms, depending on conditions of humidity and strength of winds where they live, may retain dead leaves, or the base of their petioles, on the trunk for many years. Queen palms planted in the same area grow very poorly, but this little palm thrived.

Once it reaches 15 gallon size, its growth rate in a Mediterranean climate would still be considered slow-growing, but would be faster than the painfully slow pace during its seedling stage.

Allagoptera arenaria

Usually not a problem. It is very tolerant of extreme coastal and beach exposure, as well as salt spray. As a seedling, A. Allagoptera arenariapopularly known as seashore palmis a fruit tree native to the Atlantic Coast of Brazil. The detail of this park is just incredible.

Bismarckia nobilis, most of these were ft tall and several were green forms”. Leaves 6- 10 in crown; sheath not tubular, fibrous; peliole cm long, about 1 cm.


Pruning requierements Some palms only retain those leaves which are no longer functional for a short time, soon dropping them and thus allatoptera requiring pruning. It prefers sunny sites and can withstand periods of drought. It grows in coastal strand, just above the high tide mark, and is widely cultivated as an ornamental throughout South America. It is also one of arenraia few palms that do great along the beach communities here in So Cal as the salt air doesn’t seem to hurt it any.

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 friendly’ with soft, leathery leaves and has not sharp edges or spines. Seedling growth and early development are slow. They are also excellent in containers. Palm species most used indoors.

Allagoptera arenaria is relatively short, reaching about 6 feet 1. Allagoptera arenaria is one of the best palms for beach and coastal situations in subtropical and tropical settings.

Year ISBN Description A terse guide for the gardener to almost 1, species aklagoptera ornamental tropical plants with brief details on their cultivation and, usually, a small photograph of good quality. Photo by John Kennedy.

Use inside Some palms are an excellent addition to home decor being in little need of light, water or humidity.