The Coccothrinax miraguama (Miraguama Palm) is a small palm in the understory of tropical and subtropical regions. This palm is native to Cuba and is found on the margins of forests and moist areas. It has a slow-growing trunk, which is covered in matted fibers, giving the tree a unique look. The fronds of the palm are delicate, light green in color, and arranged in an elegant fountain-like pattern.
It prefers a location in full sun or semi-shade and requires moderate levels of water. The Miraguama Palm is a hardy palm and does well in humid, coastal, and salty regions. When planting the Coccothrinax miraguama, it is important to choose a location with full sun or at least partial shade. The soil should also be well draining and high in organic matter. For plants grown in pots, keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. These palms can do well in USDA Zones 9-11. In colder regions, container-grown plants should be brought indoors or wrapped in frost or cold protection if temperatures are expected to drop significantly.
The Miraguama Palm is a beautiful, palm that can bring a tropical feel to any garden. With the right care, the Coccothrinax miraguama can be a stunning addition to any landscape.