Cryosophila warscewiczii (Cryosophila albida)

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 cryosophila albida





Mexico and Central America

Cold Hardiness: 

26 F.

Trunk type:

Thin trunked, spiny in a way, and rather thin.  

Leaf type:

Fan, with deeply divided leaf segments and beautiful white coloration on the under side.





Speed of growth:

Slow to medium


To 20 feet

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Filtered light or perhaps half sun in Coastal areas.

General Description:

A very attractive fan palm, most known for it's white glaucous underside of the leaves and the trunk spines that are evident as the palm puts on visible trunk.  These are actually areal roots.  Hence, the name the "Rootspine Palm".

Other Notes:

Very adaptable palm.  In Coastal areas, can be grown in AM sun.

Further Data:


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