|OENOCARPUS BACABA - TURU PALM.
Kumbu, koemboe, turu palm, bacaba, lu, comou.
Turu is a thin palm, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, with a stem 8 - 12 inches in diameter and growing up to 50' tall.
It has globose fruits, dark red to purple.
The fruit is made into a drink, after cooking and removing of the skin, the fruit also yield an moisturizing and emollient oil.
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Full sun / partial shade and sandy soils, dry soil but water well.
Plant in frost free areas!
Can also be used as an indoor plant.
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