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Palmyra Palm

Borassus flabellifer

Also known as

Doub Palm, Tala Palm, Toddy Palm, Wine Palm, Wine palm, Tala palm, Lontar palm, Doub palm

Borassus flabellifer fruit on the tree by Gak (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing. Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible.

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Palmyra Palm Overview

The trunk is grey, robust and ringed with leaf scars; old leaves remain attached to the trunk for a long time before they fall off. The tree has male and female flowers on separate plants, with the male flowers growing 1 cm long and forming semi-circular clusters, which are hidden beneath scale-like bracts and the female flowers are golfball-sized and solitary. Young palmyra seedlings grow slowly, producing only a few leaves each year. The top portion of the fruit must be cut off to reveal the three sweet jelly seed sockets, that are translucent pale-white and have no pit. The jelly part of the fruit is covered with a thin, yellowish-brown skin. These are known to contain watery fluid inside the fleshy white body. Uses: Culinary. Beverages. Ornamental.

Common problems with Palmyra Palm

Problem free

How to propagate Palmyra Palm


Germination time - 1 month

Special features of Palmyra Palm

Wet sites

Other uses of Palmyra Palm

Culinary. Beverages. Ornamental.


Flowers and fruits


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