Florida Silver Palm
Scientific Name: Coccothrinax argentata (Jacq.) L.H. Bailey
Coccothrinax argentata

Size: Slowly up to 20 feet (6 m)
Min. Temperature: 26F (-3C)
Water Requirements: Moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Western Caribbean
Germination: Germinates fairly easily in 6 months with heat, but the seedling grows really slowly.
Leaf: Palmate, 12 to 18 leaves with silvery gray or golden bottom surface, 40-54 leaflets split at their ends., up to 3 feet wide (90 cm).
Trunk: Covered with fine brown fibers, closely woven at the top, bare, light gray at the bottom, 2 to 8 inches in diameter (5 to 20 cm).
Flower: White, fragrant, bisexual flowers. Flower stalk coming from below the leaves, 2 feet long.
Fruit: Brown when ripe. up to 0.5 inch in diameter (1.2 cm). Round.
Seed: round, wrinkled.


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