Copernicia pruniferea “Wax Palm”

Max Height: 25m

Origin: South America

Family: Arecaceae/ Palmae

Common Name: Caranday Palm, Wax Palm

Drought Tolerance: High

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

Sun Tolerance: High

Wind Tolerance: High

Water Requirement: Low

PH Level: Basic

Pest Tolerance: Medium

Disease Tolerance: Medium

Growth rate: Slow

Fragrance: No




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Copernicia pruniferea

Copernicia pruniferea or Wax palm is a South American species of palm tree, which is found in in the humid part of the Gran Chaco ecoregion in Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil (in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul) and Argentina (especially the province of Formosa, and less abundantly towards drier areas). They often, but not always, form dense single-species woodlands. Its common name in Spanish show the various colours (and technical qualities) that its wood and/or bark takes according to its environment: palma blanca, palma negra, palma colorada (“white”, “black” and “red” palm, respectively). In Guaraní it is called caranday, “water palm”. Its English trade name is wax palm or caranday wax palm (it belongs to the same genus as the Carnauba wax palm). Ancient peoples in South America used wax palm for making candles by scraping away wax on the leaves. C. alba can reach 25 m in height and 40 cm in girth.


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Dimensions 2.5 cm