This native miniature palm is found as an understorey throughout the subtropical rainforest's of Australia. Growth is very slow in it's initial stages but very worthwhile to nurture as it is very attractive as an indoor plant. Orange fruits are edible.
Closely related to the Acai Palm, the fruits are eaten fresh and can be used much like the acai, the Jucara is commonly used for its edible heart which is eaten steamed. An emergent rainforest palm, it is found cross large areas of south-eastern Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, and Paraguay. A tall, slim, solitary palm to 8m high, with an attractive crown of drooping leaves, and a coloured crownshaft.Requires a warm sheltered, and moist position that is well drained. Likes filtered sun when young, but can take full sun as it matures.