Acoelorrhaphe wrightii, Paurotis, Silver Saw Palmetto, Everglades Palm

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Paurotis, Silver Saw Palmetto, Everglades Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Indies, Bahamas, Central and South Florida.
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The leaves of the Acoelorraphe wrightii (Paurotis) are light green color, palmate and pinnate. Although it is a small palm, its leaves give it an especially lush and airy texture. Paurotis can tolerate salt wind and slightly salty soils. It is also known to be cold hardy to the low 30s F for a short time, but it must be covered with a blanket or a cover during those times.

It is best to keep the plants moist and then gradually reduce the amount of water as the plant matures. If you are in a cold region and want to grow this plant in a pot, you will need to make sure it is in a well-draining location. The pot should be placed in a semi-shaded area and mulch should used around the base of the pot. Regular watering and feeding should also be given throughout the growing season.

Overall, Acoelorraphe wrightii (Paurotis) is a great palm to grow in USDA zone 9-11. It requires full sun or semi-shade and regular water to thrive, making it an excellent choice for any garden, especially near a seaside location.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii, Paurotis, Silver Saw Palmetto, Everglades Palm

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