Propagated by seeds. Pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers or directly in the field or nursery bed with 2-5 seeds together in 5 cm deep holes. Takes 2-3 months to germinate. Seedlings planted during the rainy season when they are a few months old. Young palms require heavy shade which may be reduced after one year
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
The fruits are eaten raw and also candied (manisan salak), pickled (asinan salak), and fresh unripe ones may be used in rujak, a spicy salad of unripe fruit. A closely-planted row of palms forms a secure hedge and the very spiny leaves or also cut to construct fences.