Size: Up to 15 feet (4.5 m) Up to 8 feet per stem (2.4 m), but spread with time through new stems
Min. Temperature: 20°F (-6°C)
Water Requirements: Ample to regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Florida to Central America
Germination: Rapidly and easily
Green top, lighter silvery bottom. 35 to 55 one inch wide segments.,
3 feet wide.
Orange teeth on the margin, 3 feet long petioles..
Trunk: clustering Slender, covered with brown fiber, persistent spiny leaf sheaths and petiole bases. On older plants, the trunk is sometimes bare,
Flower: Bisexual white flowers.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, erect, longer than the leaves (5 feet long - 1.2 m). Tend to droop when the fruits ripen..
Fruit: brownish orange, turning black when ripe.
0.2 to 0.4 inch (5-9 mm).
round, one seeded.