Carnauba Wax Palm
Scientific Name: Copernicia prunifera (Mill.) H.E. Moore
Copernicia prunifera

Size: Up to 30 feet high (9 m) up to 14 feet in diameter (4 m)
Min. Temperature: 28F (-2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Northeastern Brazil
Germination: up to 3 months
Leaf: Costapalmate, 20 to 30 very waxy, blue green leaves. 30 to 60 narrow leaflets barely split at their tips., 3 to 4 feet wide. to 3 feet long (90 cm), armed.
Trunk: gray, characteristical pattern of leaf bases persist for a while.,
Flower: Brown bisexual flowers. Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 5 to 7 feet long.
Fruit: brown. 1 inch long (2.5 cm).
Seed:

The wax off the leaves is used for industrial waxes and polishes.


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