CocoLush exotic & endangered Palms
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Jubaeopsis caffra (South African Coconut look-alike Palm)
This much talked about but rare South African palm will thrive in warm temperate as well as tropical climates. Related to Jubaea and Butia, Jubaeopsis Caffra is a multi stemmed coconut look-alike, grows to about 5 metres tall and is suitable for sun and also partial shade.
Jubaeopsis Caffra has long elegant glossy green, pinnate leaves which arch from their mid-point giving this palm it's stunning, graceful look. Stout petioles are unarmed and can be green, yellow or orange. Sparsely clumping, the trunk retains old woody leaf bases and is fibrous
Seeds are difficult to germinate and it is very slow growing so this is not a palm you will find often. A great one for the collectors, it is a very desirable palm, salt spray tolerant and beautiful even when young.
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