Attalea cohune

Attalea cohune - Cohune Palm
Common Name Cohune Palm
Type of Plant Palm

This slow-growing palm is an important native producer in its habitats. Providing food, oil and thatching for locals and industrial lubricant commercially, Attalea cohune is culturally important crop in many regions of the world. It is very similar to Attalea butyracea but perhaps a bit bigger in all regards. Its pinnate leaves twist vertical at their midpoint, and its trunk remains subterranean for a considerable amount of time. It will reach heights around 40 feet in cultivation, under optimal conditions.

Requirements A. cohune grows well in alkaline to slightly acidic soils. It can tolerate an occasional short cold snap to very high 20s, and prefers full sun.
Country of Origin Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
Cold Tolerance 28
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Little
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