The Palm is duly noted as one the the world's most economically
important palms for products of human consumption.
The Arenga pinnata is a solitary species, that produces an erect
crown of verey large leaves and fibrous trunk spines.
At about 20 years of age, it begins flowering, fruiting, and will
soon after, expire.
It is cultivated as a primary source of sugar throughout Eastern
Asia, and India.
The sweet juice is collected from cut flower stalks and boiled down
into table sugar, or fermented into an alcoholic beverage, similar
All the red fruits of Arenga species contain extremely irritating
concentrations of oxylate crystals (that can cause gout-like pain!)
Low salt tolerance, Moderate Growth Rate;Propagation from seeds