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Coccothrinax crinita


Coccothrinax crinita

Common Name: Old Man Palm

Origin: Cuba

Height: 20’+

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Moderate


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.