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Cocothrinax barbadensis


Cocothrinax barbadensis

Common Name: Silver Thatch Palm

Origin:  Caribbean

Height: Up to 25’

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Moderate

Bloom: Pale yellow, turn into dark fruits

Comments: Cultivated in Barbados, the tree grows on extremely thin limestone-based soils in full exposure to sun and wind without irrigation. A slow growing palm, with a single bare trunk below, and matted with fibers above. The graceful, drooping, green fan leaves are silver underneath.