Common Name: Everglades Palm, Madeira Palm, Paurotis Palm Seed Origin: Florida USA Mature Height: 15-30 feet Mature spread: 6 feet Growth Rate: Very slow Sunlight: Likes full sun; it can be grown in less than that but for ideal growth, full sun is a must. Soil: Likes sandy wet soil. In the wild it can be found thriving in swamps. Cold Tolerance: 15° F Water: Keep moist USDA Zones: 9-11
Acoelorrhaphe Wrightii is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida where it grows in swamp and periodically flooded forests. It is a small to moderately tall palm that grows in clusters to 5–7 metres (16–23 ft), rarely 9 m (30 ft) tall, with slender stems less than 15 centimeters (5.9 in) diameter. The leaves are palmate (fan-shaped), with segments joined to each other for about half of their length, and are 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) wide, light-green above, and silver underneath. The leaf petiole is 1–1.2 m (3.3–3.9 ft) long, and has orange, curved, sharp teeth along the edges. The flowers are minute, inconspicuous and greenish, with 6 stamens. The Trunk is covered with fibrous matting. The fruit is pea-sized, starting orange and turning black at maturity Overall the Acoelorrhaphe Wrightii is 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.
Item is handmade Seeds are packaged in water resistant packaging with the species clearly marked Planting Instructions are included