The pindo palm is a slow-growing palm tree with draping leaves. Pindo palm produces 3- to 4-foot-long flower clusters, which are yellow to red. These flowers produce a sweet, edible fruit. The pindo palm has a high tolerance to high temperature, and will survive in freezing temperature. Palms do not require a great amount of care, although regular watering and fertilizer application in the spring is highly recommended to help fruit production and keep the plant green during drought.
Cut away any trees or other plants that completely shade the pindo palm, which does best in sunny or partially shaded areas.
Water the palm when the top few inches of soil become dry, applying enough water that the soil is moist to 12 inches deep, using a shovel to check the soil is moistened to the right depth.
Apply a palm-specialized fertilizer, with high nitrogen, potassium and magnesium, following the packaging labels. Apply minor element fertilizer six times a year, 1 to 2 lbs. of fertilizer every two months.
Remove old, dead leaves that have turned yellow or brown. Pindo palms do not discard old leaves and require regular pruning.