Plant Care Jelly palm

Jelly palm

About Jelly palm

Jelly Palm is a popular landscape plant in the northern areas of Florida, the Gulf and Atlantic area of the southeast, and in North Florida. This cold-hardy palm has feathery, palm, pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards a thick, stout trunk. It can reach up to 20 feet tall and is erect and single-stemmed.


Butia capitata

Also known as

Coquinho-azedo and Butiá

How to care for Jelly palm


How often to water your Jelly palm

Water needs for Jelly palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Jelly palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Jelly palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Jelly palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jelly palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Jelly palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Jelly palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Jelly palm in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Jelly palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Jelly palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Jelly palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Jelly palm is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Jelly palm

Jelly palm

Jelly palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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