Arenga microcarpa
Arenga sagu, (this palm tree is similar to Arenga engleri).

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Arenga microcarpa RK 
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Description

   

Arenga microcarpa

Locality:

Moluccas Islands (East of Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea.

Hardiness: 

Should be cold hardy, but data is lacking.

Trunk type:

Clumping with slender multiple trunks.

Leaf type:

Dark-green pinnate, (feather shape) leaves.

Suckering/Solitary:

This palm is a suckering (multiple trunks) plant.

Maintenance:

Little experience with this species

Speed of growth:

Unknown but would guess is slow growing

Height:

Approximately ten feet of height.

Soil requirements:

Sun Requirements:

Filtered light

General Description:

Similar to Arenga engleri but may have more cold hardiness.  Time will tell about this.

Other Notes:

Arenga microcarpa: 
Sago is made from this palm; sago is a type of grain that is used in cooking by using the trunks of this palm.

Further Data:

Hard to find

Palm for sale/Availability:

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