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Sabal causiarum, Puerto Rican Hat Palm

Sabal causiarum

Puerto Rican Hat Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Puerto Rico
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPalm or palm-like plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Sabal causiarum is a handsome, slow-growing palm native to Puerto Rico. Generally, it is a big tree reaching heights up to 20 feet, with a large, bulging tubular trunk and fan-shaped leaves. It's also quite resistant to disease and pests, making it an ideal choice for both residential and commercial landscape projects.

This palm does best in full sun and needs regular water, although it's fairly tolerant to dry conditions and can go for extended periods without water. It does best in well-drained soils and in USDA Zones 8-11. In order for this plant to thrive, it needs a moderate amount of water, regular trimming and pruning, and an occasional fertilizer to keep it healthy.

When growing the Sabal causiarum in pot in cold areas, it will need extra care and attention. They need protection during the coldest months when temperatures fall to 30s F for a short time. To do this, you'll need to wrap the pot with a tarp or something similar and then insulate the pot with a thick layer of mulch. Additionally, you'll want to move the plant to a sheltered spot where the temperatures stay above freezing. Lastly, water the plant only when necessary and make sure to check the soil moisture regularly to make sure it doesn't dry out.

All in all, the Sabal causiarum is a great palm for any garden. It's easy to care for, tolerant to heat and drought, and will give you years of beauty. With the right care and attention, it can flourish in both cold and hot weather, making it an excellent choice for any landscape.

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