This single trunk fan palm is native to Southern Mexico and parts of Central America. It can get up to a height of 25 feet but most garden specimens are under 15 feet. Two things are quite noteworthy: First, the undersides of the leaves are a silver-white. A picture below of a nursery plant shows this. Secondly, the trunk is narrow and covered with “modified” spines. They are not real sharp and are not true spines. The dorsal side of the leaves is green. This palm likes strong filtered light and right on the coast may take part day sun. Cold tolerance is estimated to be in the high 20’s F. Growth rate is medium. The garden photo by Tobias Spanner shows a near mature tree. You must have an overhead crown of leaves to really see the silver color. We’re putting our 15 gallon on sale as shown below.