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PlantFiles: Cuban Petticoat Palm
Copernicia macroglossa

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Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Copernicia (koh-per-NEE-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: macroglossa (mak-roh-GLOS-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Palms

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral jungleboy_fl On Nov 16, 2004, jungleboy_fl from Naples, FL wrote:

I've always been fascinated by this palm. The petioles are so short, it appears to have leaves radiating in a spiral around a slim trunk. The effect is almost like a pandanus. Really slow in containers, this palm is best suited to a permanent position in the ground in a tropical or humid subtropical garden. There are some unbelievable specimens here in Naples, one of which is over 20 feet tall, and nearly perfect. Obviously, a specimen that size is of great age.

Positive palmbob On Jan 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of my favorite palms- unique looking and quite ornamental. Unfortunately it's a bit too tropical for most here in So Cal (some manage to eke one along but they're really for warmer climates- they can take a good deal of frost, but need to be warm right after or they will die). Trees have very closely opened large, barely split, corregated fan leaves with basically no petioles- tall trees look a bit like cabages on a stalk. Unpruned tall trees retain a very attractive dense skirt of leaves. Pretty slow tree, even in perfect climates. Native of Cuba.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona
Vista, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grant, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Naples, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida



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