Coccothrinax crinita
Old man palm, thatch palm

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 Coccothrinax crinita, old man palm, mat palm

   

Description

   

Locality:

Cuba

Cold Hardiness: 

28-30 F.

Trunk type:

A truly remarkable trunk with a thick, fibrous, wooly material all over the trunk, even on small specimens.

Leaf type:

Palmate (fan shape), stiff leaves.

Suckering/Solitary:

Single (solitary trunk).

Maintenance:

Somewhat difficult; prone to sudden declines, probably from fungus

Speed of growth:

Slow

Height:

To 15 feet (if you're lucky).

Soil requirements:

Good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun, likes heat .

General Description:

Named "Old Man Palm" because the trunk looks like the beard of an old man.  Truly a collectable plant.  Very sought after.

Other Notes:

Give it all the heat and sun you have!  There are specimen plants in So Cal, but sometimes they'll die for no known reason (probably fungal).  

Further Data:

 

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