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Paurotis Palm, Everglades Palm

Paurotis Palm, Everglades Palm

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

  • Family Name: Arecaceae
  • Origin: Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Central America
  • A native of the Florida Everglades, Paurotis Palm prefers rich, moist locations. Growing in full sun or partial shade, growth is considerably slower in drier soils and could decline and die without irrigation on a dry, well-drained site. Paurotis Palm is tolerant of salt spray. It is popular as an accent or specimen for large residential, commercial or municipal landscapes where this beautiful palm can be seen in an open setting.
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Height: 15 – 25’
  • Spread: 10 – 15’
  • Soil Requirements: Wide
  • Nutritional Requirements: Moderate
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate but prefers moist soils
  • Wind Tolerance: Moderate
  • Cold Tolerance: 25° F
  • USDA hardiness zones:  10 - 11