Size: Up to 23 feet (7 m) up to 12 feet in diameter (3.6 m)
Min. Temperature: 14°F (-10°C)
Water Requirements: Little to moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Southern Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina
Germination: Erratic, can take from 6 months to over a year. Dry storage seems to speed up the germination.
Glaucous green, 80-150 strong, mostly regularly arranged leaflets. Noticeably arching leaf.,
4-6 foot long.
coarse spiny material along the edges.
Trunk: No crownshaft,
Gray with leaf scars,
18 inches in diameter (45 cm).
Flower: Large, shallowly groved, woody spathe. The very small flowers are yellow to red. Unisexual flowers appear at the end of the spring, they are in groups of three: 2 males for one female..
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 50-100 flowering branches..
3 petals, 3 sepals, and 6 stamens stamens.
Fruit: yellow to brownish red.
up to 1.4 inches long (3.5 cm).
Oval, sweet pulp..