Cuban Wax Palm, Cana Palm, Blue Yarey Palm
Copernicia hospita

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Copernicia (koh-per-NEE-kee-uh) (Info)
Species: hospita (HOS-pih-ta) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Venice, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 14, 2005, cfkingfish from Venice, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This palm is a collector's favorite around the world, as it is loved for its silvery white leaves. Although slow, it will reward patience with beauty. Finding unhybridized trunked specimens of this plant outside of Cuba proves very difficult.

Positive

On Apr 3, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the best looking fan palms, with silvery- blue leaves that are finely split. Slow grower, though, even in its native Cuba. Great avenue palm. Seems to like non-acidic soils best, and hot, humid climates. Not a great grower in HAwaii, where the soils tend to be acidic.. .but does well in Florida. Here in southern California it is too slow for most to bother with it, on top of its being so marginal even in the best microclimates. However, those growing in the frost-free desert areas are having the best luck with this and most other Copernicias