The Old Man palm is a striking palm, with its hair like fiber covering the trunk, unfortunately it is fairly frost sensitive and will need frost protection in most areas.
Old Man PalmScientific Name: Coccothrinax crinita Becc.
Size: Slowly up to 20 feet (6 m) up to 14 feet (4.2 m) in diameter
Min. Temperature: 26 to 28°F (-3 to -2°C)
Water Requirements: Moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to shade
Germination: takes 6 months to germinate
15 to 25 almost circular leaves, green above, dull gray below. 38 segments, with split tips,
up to 5 feet in diameter (1.5 m).
unarmed, 3 feet long (90 cm).
Trunk: Covered with long hair like fibers.,
to 8 inches in diameter (20 cm). It appears bigger because of the the thick hair covering.
Flower: Bisexual yellow flowers.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 5 feet long.
1 inch long (2.5 cm).
Seed: round, wrinkled.
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