As a large shrub or a small tree, the Florida Silver Thatch Palm can grow to anywhere between 5 and 10 feet tall, with a mature height of up to 10 to 20 feet. This palm or palm-like plant is native to Florida and is ideal for greening small gardens, public parks and patios.
This plant loves full sun, but can also tolerate some shade. It requires regular watering, and prefers soil that is moist but well-drained. The Silver Thatch Palm is known to tolerate salt, making it an ideal choice for seaside areas. It is also mature-plant cold hardy, with the ability to withstand temperatures as low as 30s F for a short time.
When cultivating Coccothrinax argentata in a pot in cold regions, it is important to select a well-draining potting mix and to keep the pot from freezing. The plant should be brought indoors when temperatures are expected to dip below freezing.
For best results, it is important to have patience with this slow-growing species. While it will not make a major impact in the garden immediately, the Florida Silver Thatch can be a stunning addition to any yard for many years to come.