A well-grown clump of Euterpe edulis just screams ‘tropical’. The thin stems and arching leaves are graceful and make one think of the steaming Amazon Basin. Surprisingly hardy they look best in clumps rather than as solitary palms.
South-eastern Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, and Paraguay.
Form and size
Solitary palm to 8m.
Outdoors with protection from wind. Looks best if grown in groups and in sheltered gullies. Water well in summer. Also suitable for indoor use tolerating low light.
Yes (no direct sunlight)
Good tolerance when mature
Light frost only