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Cuban Petticoat Palm - Live Plant in a 4 Inch Growers Pot - Copernicia Macroglossa - Extremely Rare Ornamental Palms of Florida

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    This species from savannas in western and central Cuba is a most curious palm. It has large circular leaves that have virtually no leafstalk and that do not drop from the stem after they have served their function. This results in a dense tuft of leaves atop a haystack-like structure under which the stem is hidden away. It is best suited to dry tropical areas and will flourish in full sun. This unique palm has erect leaves, that grow in the form of a spiral. The leaves are fan-shaped and arise from the trunk, with almost no petiole (leaf stem). This gives the tree a "skirted" appearance, with the persistent older leaves forming its unique and characteristic "petticoat". The foliage of the petticoat palm produces a canopy about 6-10 ft (1.8-3.1 m) in diameter. A protruding, vertical inflorescence appears in summer. Bears oval black berries, 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Will tolerate poor soils, however it responds well to fertilization. It does best in full sun, with hot and humid conditions. Trim the leaves as they fade if you don't care for the petticoat. This gives the palm a less massive and more graceful look. Moisture: Highly drought tolerant, the petticoat palm also thrives in moist soils with good drainage. Hardiness: USDA Zone: 8b.

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    Wekiva Foliage is located in the heart of Wekiva Springs in Apopka, Florida. We have been specializing in growing landscape and indoor plants for over 20 years and have been in the foliage industry for over 50 years.


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