The Thrinax Radiata is slow growing very graceful palm. Usually having a solitary slender trunk, being straight and smooth with typically lots of dead roots above the ground. Topping the trunk there is no crownshaft, but between 12-20 nearly circular, deeply divided palmate leaves, glossy medium-dark green on the topside and silvery-green undersides. Very attractive when young this striking architectural palm is quite unusual for the UK and great for collectors.
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THRINAX RADIATA. Florida Thatch Palm.
Latin Name: Thrinax Radiata.
Common Name: Florida Thatch Palm.Thatch Pole Palm. Salt Water Palm. Green Thatch Palm.
Native: Southern Florida. Central America. Caribbean Islands.
Hardiness: -3 degrees.
Growth: Slow growing, solitary trunk palm with nearly circular deeply divided fan shaped leaves, glossy medium-dark green on top with silvery green undersides. Very salt and drought tolerant. Unusual palm for the UK.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Better sheltered in the UK, but can tolerate wind.
Soil: Sandy quick draining soil.
Moisture: water regularly through summer, less through winter. Drought resistant.
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