palma real, corozo, coyol real, yagua, palma de cuesco
native to Panamá
tall (20 m/65 ft or more)
Sun/Shade Required To Establish
Best Method of Propagation
Tips for Cultivation
Germinated best from seed in a medium such as gelatin. Soak the seeds for three days or scarify before planting. Plant superficially and water regularly.
This species thrives in disturbed, man-made habitats and is prized for its many uses throughout Central and South America. The leaves are used as thatch for roofing, wine can be made from the sap, and oil is extracted from the fruit.