Common name: Butia, Palm of Brazil, Palm of the jelly.
Scientific name: Butia capitata.
Type: Palm tree.
Origin: Uruguay, Brazil and North of Argentina.
Description: Palm tree of up to 8 meters high. Sheets pinnadas of green - bluish color, arched, of 2-3 meters long. Eatable fruits.
Ideal for his culture in big flowerpot holders, or as solitary copy.
Of his drupes jelly takes place.
Resistance: It resists the intense cold (of up to-20ºC), in addition to the strong winds. Adapted for the marine ambiences.
Epoch of sowing: Preferably in spring.
Way of sowing: Direct sowing in area or flowerpot, although there is very appropriate a propagator who supports the temperature and constant moisture. To place the seed to 3 or 4 cm. of depth. The compost has to be mixed with rabble and sand, humid and to a temperature of some 24ºC. If it is used. In approximately 2 months it will have germinated.
To favor the germinated one it is suitable to dip the seeds for two days and to practise scrapings or court in the bone to facilitate the sprout.
Care: It is not adapted for interiors.
Type of soil: High adaptability, although he prefers them drained well and deep.
Light: The full sun.
I water: Abundant, although it resists the drought.
Curiosities: His growth is slow.
In appearance it is very similar to the butia yatay, the difference is that the capitata is of minor size.