• Butia catarinensis
  • Butia catarinensis

Butia catarinensis

Southern Jelly Palm
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£19.99

Quick Overview

  • Elegant pinnate fronds
  • Thin, elegant trunk
  • Hardy in milder locations
  • Warm sheltered aspect & well-drained sandy soil
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Description

Butia catarinensis, the Southern Jelly Palm, is endemic to south-eastern Brazil often growing along the coastal strip in sandy well-drained soils. It derives its specific name from the south Brazilian state of Santa Catarina where it predominates, but is is also found in Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. Butia catarinensis is an elegant medium-sized Butia, considerably smaller than others in the genus but by no means one of the dwarf or grass-like species. It develops a thin trunk, rarely wider than 15cm and reaches 2-3m in height and has tough but very attractive pinnate foliage.

Some Butia species were reclassified a few years back. This species, which had been Butia capitata var odorata, became Butia catarinensis. Butia capitata became Butia odorata. There is a considerable difference in stature between the two palms. This species, Butia catarinensis being more refined than the chunkier, stouter Butia odorata. It also has distinctively different shaped seeds, Butia catarinensis being smallish and elliptical and Butia odorata's seed being large and round.

In the UK, it is best suited to warm, sheltered aspects in the milder regions of the country. It is hardy to around -8C to -10C so is not suited to the coldest parts of the UK. It requires a well-drained gritty but fertile soil and will respond well to applications of liquid fertiliser during the spring and summer. Protect when young. 

Additional Information

Order Arecales
Family Arecaceae
Sub-Family Arecoideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Southern Brazil: Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul
Cultivation Warm, sheltered south-facing aspect. Full sun. Rich, sandy, gritty and well-drained soil. Feed and water well throughout the growing season. Will need winter protection with fleece when small
Eventual Height 2-3 m
Eventual Spread 2 m
Hardiness Hardy to around -8C. Keep dry in the winter. Best suited to milder locations like London or warm coastal regions. A rocky mulch. Sheltered aspect in a favourable microclimate. It will be sensible to keep this valuable palm fleeced in extreme sub-zero temp

Butia catarinensis

Southern Jelly Palm
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£19.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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