Common Name: Old Man Palm
Light: Partial to full sun
Comments: The well-known “Old Man Palm” has a slim trunk that is thickly covered with long, dense and woolly, pale brown fibers, giving the palm a most bizarre appearance. Once past the slow seedling stage, it grows faster than might be imagined. It thrives in most warm temperate and tropical areas and will even take a short, light frost without damage. It prefers a sunny situation and needs well drained soil. Makes a fascinating potted plant as well.