Jubaea Chilensis - Exotic Palm - 5 Seeds
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Jubaea chilensis (Chilean Wine Palm) is the sole extant species in the genus Jubaea in the palm family Arecaceae. It is native to south-western South America, where it is endemic to a small area of central Chile. It is a palm reaching heights of 25 metres (82 ft) with a trunk up to 1.3 metres (4.3 ft) in diameter at the base, often thicker higher up, and with smooth bark. The 35-metre (9.816 ft) leaves are pinnate. It needs mild winters, but will tolerate frosts down to about ?15 C (5 F) as well as relatively cool summers, making it one of the hardiest of pinnate-leaved palms; this is because it grows up to 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) above sea level in its natural habitat. In the wild, the tree lives almost exclusively on the steep slopes of ravines. This palm suffers and can die in areas with extreme heat combined with high humidity.