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Also called Jelly palm or feather palm. This beautiful feather palm has long pinnate leaves that arch and recurve towards the ground from atop a thick stout trunk. The trunk can grow to 20 feet, but normally reaches 12-15 ft with a diameter of 1-1.5 ft . Typically, the old leaf stalks persist for years, although specimens with clean trunks are not uncommon. Leaves range from light green to bluish gray and grow 5 to 10 feet long. The leaf stems range from about 2-4 ft in length and have spines along both edges. The palm produces bright orange fruit (often called pindo dates in the Deep South). These palms vary in form from one individual to the next. Specimens raised in dry and/or infertile soils tend to be smaller in stature with smaller leaves. Light also affects the plant's form while those grown in full sun are more compact.
Very cold hardy
Hardiness: Zones 7-10
Plant in well drained moist soil. Keep moist at all times. Germination can take a few months, but is hastened, if soil temperature is between 80-90 F