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About Pindo Palm

Pindo palms, also known as jelly palms, grow slowly to a mature height of 15-20 feet with a trunk diameter of 1 to 1 1/2 feet. The fruits of this graceful palm are light orange to brownish red and can be used to make jellies.

The seeds can even be roasted for a coffee substitute. Pindo palms are often used as a specimen tree and draw a variety of wildlife with their sweet fruit.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Jelly palm.
Maximum Reachable Height 15-20 feet.
Difficulty Level easy

Pindo Palm care

Falling fruit can make a mess, so it is recommended that pindo palms be planted at least ten feet from decks, patios or paved surfaces. Since these trees grow so slowly, it is best to buy at least a three-year-old nursery stock tree unless you are extremely patient.

Sunlight Full sun or partial shade.
Watering Pindo palms are able to survive hot and windy conditions, but it is always best to keep the soil adequately moist.
Soil Any type of soil as long as it is moderately salt tolerant and has good drainage.
Temperature Do well in colder regions where temperatures may dip to 5 F. (-15 C.).
Fertilizer Feed the palm two or three times between spring and fall, using a palm fertilizer.

Pindo Palm uses

Ornamental Use:

  • This palm makes a great accent which fits well into small areas like courtyards and entries
  • It is a tough plant and survives in hot urban landscapes and even thrives there if watered and fed

Culinary Use:

  • Large, showy clusters of orange-yellow, juicy, edible fruits, the size of large dates, are produced and often used to make jams or jellies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Pindo Palm ?

Pindo Palm is commonly known as Jelly palm.

How tall do Pindo Palm grow?

On average Pindo Palm grows 15-20 feet.

How hard is Pindo Palm to grow?

A Pindo Palm is easy

How much sunlight does a Pindo Palm need?

A Pindo Palm prefers Full sun or partial shade.

How much water does a Pindo Palm need?

A Pindo Palm prefers watering Pindo palms are able to survive hot and windy conditions, but it is always best to keep the soil adequately moist.

What kind of soil does a Pindo Palm need?

A Pindo Palm prefers Any type of soil as long as it is moderately salt tolerant and has good drainage.

What temperature does a Pindo Palm like?

A Pindo Palm prefers Do well in colder regions where temperatures may dip to 5 F. (-15 C.).

How often should I fertilize my Pindo Palm ?

To encourage Pindo Palm growth, Feed the palm two or three times between spring and fall, using a palm fertilizer.

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