CUTE MEDIUM SIZED SUN PALM
This is a rather thin trunked fan palm native to Cuba. It attains a height of typically twenty to thirty feet, rarely taller. Below the crown of leaves is an attractive pattern of meshed and woven fibers. The middle and base of the trunk are usually woody. You will note the the leaves are prominently divided into thin, long leaf segments. These leaves are held by a prominent petiole. The dorsal color of the leaves is typically green with a blue-green or sometimes silver color below. This species likes sun and heat. Cold tolerance is into the upper twenties F.
In general, all Coccothrinax are slow growing plants. This is especially true in container grown plants. In the ground they are quicker growing. Shown here is a one gallon Coccothirnax miraguama. Of note, there are several varieties of C. miraguama, but I won’t get into this here. Shown are C. miraguama in domestic plantings. For the garden, Coccothrinax are nice species to grow because they take sun and heat and don’t take up too much room. As you can see, the crowns of leaves are not large. And, they are strikingly different than anything else you’d be growing. We have various species of this genus for sale in a variety of species and do, on occasion, have this species as well.