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Paurotis is a native Florida palm found in the Everglades, commonly seen at the edges of islands, but not in long-standing water. It is also native to some Caribbean islands. It likes full sun but can withstand light shade, is tolerant to a variety of soil conditions, but doen't like to be planted in high pH soils. The palm grows in clusters of trunks and is rated to be about 20 feet high. Its width can be a problem when planted without space for lateral expansion.
Blue-stem, is a small fan palm with a trunk that remains below ground. Depending on age and growing conditions, the leaves can be anywhere from 1-5 ft in length and width. Prefers partial sun and can tolerate light shade. Prefers moist soils but can tolerate drought. Hardy in zones 8-10. Some varieties are hardy to Zone 7. Blue-stem palm is sometimes killed above ground by freezing weather, but re-sprouts the following spring.
It sports similar, deeply split, large, fan-shaped leaves with narrow, drooping segments, supported by a slender, tall trunk. Easy germination, easy care, fast growth, and spectacular appearance make this Sabal the perfect choice for any subtropical or tropical garden.
Saw palmetto is a small hardy fan palm whose stem usually remains below ground or runs just along the surface. An especially attractive form with silvery-blue leaves occurs along the Atlantic coast in Florida and is the form most often grown in gardens and landscapes. Prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial sun. Prefers moist, but well drained position. Very tolerant of coastal exposure.
This palm is highly valued for its medicinal properties. Seeds of Saw Palmetto are widely used in traditional medicine to make an extract for curing prostate problems. Tons of Palmetto seeds are collected in Florida every year for medical industry.
Highly versatile and will adapt to a variety of sun and soil conditions. The cabbage palm is a medium sized spineless, evergreen palm with an unbranching trunk and very large, fan-shaped leaves that form a circular crown. When the palm is young, the gray-brown trunk is rough and covered with the old boots of leaf stalks. These stalks fall away, revealing the trunk as it matures. Very cold hardy!