The Pygmy Date Palm is a small to medium-sized evergreen palm that reaches a height of 3 metres and a width of 2.4 metres in size. It has a slender trunk and a dense crown of fine-textured, gracefully arching fronds. The trunk is embossed with diamond-shaped leaf bases. The arching fronds are delicate and can be burnt by direct sunlight. It can be grown in groves or as a potted plant indoors. It thrives in a loam-based compost in full sunlight with partial shade. This palm is drought-tolerant once established.
Palm (Pygmy Date)
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Sorrel is native to West Africa, but is also found in India where it is locally called Chukai. The young shoots and leaves are eaten either raw or as a cooked vegetable while the swollen calyces of the flowers are used in the preparation of beverages, preserves and jellies. Bast fibre can also be collected from the stem and utilized to make rope, yarn and/or textiles.
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