The Jelly Palm is a feather palm that is native to southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. It has a stout, gray trunk and arching, pinnate leaves. It is one of the most cold hardy palms. It can be grown as far north as South Carolina and San Francisco. It is commonly planted in warm regions of the United States. Leaves are grayish-green, deep green or silvery blue. Fruits are subglobose and orange. They have a sweet, pleasant flavor and are used to make jelly and wine. It is also called the Pindo Palm. Hardy in zones 8-11.
Growing Instructions for the Jelly Palm
- Put the seeds in warm water and let them soak for 2 days. 2. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 3. Put the soil in a pot. 4. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil. 5. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. The seeds usually germinate in 2-3 months. They germinate better in warm temperatures. 6. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.