This palmetto as the name suggests comes from Puerto Rico and surrounding areas. It has proven to thrive in Southern California and south eastern U.S. coastal areas. One of the more stately palmettos sporting a smooth grey trunk that can get over 25 feet in height over time. The leaves on this palm are costapalmate (elongated fan shape) and can get up to 6 feet long and wide. This Caribbean staple has long been used to make hats and is fast becoming popular in landscape. Destined to become a staple in SoCal.; be the first one on the block to grow one.
Light: Full Sun Moisture: Drought Tolerant once established. Hardiness: USDA Zones 8 - 11. Germination: Seeds germinate in 2-3 months. Growth Rate: Slow growing! Regular irrigation and feeding will improve growth rate.