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Gastrococos crispa, Acrocomia armentalis, Acrocomia crispa, Cuban Belly Palm, Corojo Palm, Acrocomia

Gastrococos crispa, Acrocomia armentalis, Acrocomia crispa

Cuban Belly Palm, Corojo Palm, Acrocomia
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Cuba
Big tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Gastrococos crispa is a Cuban belly palm that has a unique look compared to other palms in the same family. Although it's not a tall tree, it can easily reach heights of 20 feet or more. When young, its trunk is covered in spines that can be a warning sign to potential intruders. It's a full sun plant and prefers semi-shade in the hottest parts of the day.

Gastrococos crispa loves regular water, so it's a great choice for seaside areas, as it's also salt tolerant. It thrives in USDA Zones 9-11 and its slow-growing nature makes it a great plant for pots in colder regions.

Overall, Gastrococos crispa is an eye-catching palm with a unique look perfect for providing a tropical atmosphere to any garden. With proper care and maintenance, it can easily become a statement piece in any garden.




Link to this plant:
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