Gaussia maya
Maya palm, formerly known as Opsiandra Maya

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 Gaussia maya





Mexico and Central America 

Cold Hardiness: 

About 25 F.

Trunk type:

Single trunk, when young, has prominent bulge at the base of the trunk.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape), usually only holds about 5 leaves.


Solitary (single trunk)



Speed of growth:

Slow to Medium


20 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich (high in organics and nutrients), well draining soil.

Sun Requirements:

AM sun, Full sun in Coastal areas.  Inland, filtered sun.

General Description:

A unique species that is known for the bulge at the base of the trunk.  Then, miraculously, this bulge shrinks as the palm matures, eventually giving a somewhat thin-trunked palm.

Other Notes:

Other species of Gaussia are also quite nice

Further Data:


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