Photograph by: Simon Mayo
Image credit to Palmweb
Syagrus harleyi is an evergreen palm growing up to 2 metres tall. Occasionally having just a single, unbranched stem, the plant more commonly produces a small clump of subterranean stems, each of which is topped by a rosette of 3 - 8 leaves up to 1.8 metres long[
The leaves are used locally as a kindling for lighting fires. The plant is occasionally cultivated as an ornamental[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Rock crevices in montane savannah at elevations from 400 - 1,400 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the seasonal tropics, it can also be grown in subtropical areas and might also succeed in warm temperate areas. The plant is probably tolerant of at least light frosts[
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a well drained soil[
]. Established plants are probably drought tolerant[
The waxy leaves are used as kindling to start fires[
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