Common Name: Keys Bald Palm, Brittle Thatch Palm
Origin: Florida, West Indies
Height at maturity: 9 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: palm
Flower color: white
Soil type: limestone, supports sea spray
Watering: normal to dry
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This ornamental palm is used by garden landscapers. It extends its slow growth up to a height of 9 meters in its area of origin. It is mainly found in the West Indies and in southern Florida.
It is considered a medium-sized palm that is characterized by a slender trunk and leaves (light green) that are webbed in a circular shape and arranged in a dense crown.
Although currently used as an ornamental plant, its leaves were used for thatching (roofing) and weaving.
This undemanding palm tolerates calcareous soils well. It tolerates sea spray, drought and light frosts for short periods.