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Elaeis guinensis Oil palm Sawit Afrika Palmae
 

Elaeis guinensis, Oil palm, Sawit Afrika

 

Elaeis guinensis, Oil palm, Sawit Afrika, sawit	The fruit from this species produce palm oil. Originally Elaeis guinensis, Oil palm, Sawit Afrika, sawit	from West Africa but planted by the millions in tropical countries to satisfy commercial demand, it is sometimes seen as a threat by conservationists because it is replacing rainforests. It grows to 70 ft (21 m) high with fronds up to 8 ft (2.4 m) long. The all-important fruit occur in large, tightly packed bunches and change from red to black when ripe.
Cultivation: A warm, humid, tropical climate is necessary to grow these plants outdoors, though they may be container grown indoors in temperate zones. Plant in rich, moist soil in full sun. They are tender to both frost and dry conditions. Propagate from seed.

 
Elaeis guinensis, Oil palm, Sawit Afrika, sawit	Elaeis guinensis, Oil palm, Sawit Afrika, sawit	Elaeis guinensis, Oil palm, Sawit Afrika, sawit

   

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