Acoelorrhaphe wrightii,
Silver Saw palmetto, Paurotis palm, Everglades palm

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Photo of Acoelorrhaphe wrightii known as the Everglades palm.

 acoelorrhaphe wrightii  everglades palm cold hardy palm


Acoelorrhaphe wrightii




Acoelorrhaphe wrightii


Florida, Central America, Caribbean and the West Indies.

Cold Hardiness: 

A very cold hardy palm.  It will take down-to the low 20s, F.

Trunk type:

This is a non-crown shafted palm [doesn't have a shaft composed of tightly wrapped leaf-bases at the top of the trunk].  It has slender brown/tan trunks with fibrous sheathes at the top.

Leaf type:

This is a palmate (fan shaped) palm.  The leaves are a silver/green color.  The length of the petiole is about 2'-3' feet long.


A clumping species, it will make large clusters if allowed.


This palm requires cleaning off old leaves to look its best.

Speed of growth:

Relatively slow grower.


Will reach 15'-20' feet.

Soil requirements:

Likes a sandy wet soil.  In the wild it can be found thriving in swamps.

Sun requirements:

Likes full sun, it can be grown in less than that but for ideal growth, full sun is a must.



Acoelorrhaphe wrightii:
A very nice clumping fan palm.  It gives a nice tropical look to a garden and does not require a lot of care.  It serves well in blocking a view or filling in an area.

Further Data:

See Spiny Palms and Cold Hardy Palms,  Palms For Moderately Severe Cold Weather. 

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