Pati Queen Palm

Syagrus botryophora

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syagrus (sy-AG-russ) (Info)
Species: botryophora (bot-ree-OH-for-uh) (Info)




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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade


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

Garden Grove, California

La Habra, California

Oceanside, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Brandon, Florida

Grant, Florida

Homestead, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Miami, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 30, 2015, IlhadoPico from Sao Roque do Pico,
Portugal (Zone 11) wrote:

Received a ~15cm tall seedling from Spain and planted into a pot with good soil. Over a month later and no signs of any growth nor decline. Our summers are 25-27C every day (77-80F) and nights are around 70F. This is Pico island, in the Azores archipelago, with the warmest nights year round in Europe. I wonder if it takes a long time to establish its roots? Most other palms, including slow growers planted on the same day, already showing signs of growth. Even the slow Copernicias are showing signs of growth.


On Jan 14, 2011, Mandrew968 from Miami, FL wrote:

A rare palm in south florida, though it should grow in almost every part of the state, except maybe the inland panhandle. This palm is much faster and more beautiful than it's close cousin, Syagrus Romanzoffiana(queen palm). Some say this palm takes a backseat in growth only to the genus pigafetta. I have been advised not to fertilize my two plants, as they have a tendancy to outgrow their roots and topple over in high winds... I'll take my chances!


On Oct 17, 2006, MattyB from Lemon Grove, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Seeds germinate faster if the endocarp, or outer shell, is cracked in a vice. Some species seeds are easily damaged by this technique but the endocarp on Syagrus botryophora is so thick and hard that it just "pops" and releases the seed inside. Be sterile in handling and sowing when using this technique. I recommend perlite to sow in.


On Jun 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wonderful Syagrus with thin trunk, fast growth (relatively), and mod length, arching leaves with fine, slightly sparsely spaced leaflets on a flat plane (not plumose like most Syagrus). Also seems to retain several ranks of leaves along trunk. Trunk covered with an ornamental neat weave of fiber. Seedlings have long strap leaves and take years to develop their first split leaves. This has been a good palm for me, though a bit marginal in zone 9b (gets damaged by frosts). Relatively new in cultivation. Experience in Florida has shown it to be a very fast grower there, but also easily blown over in high winds.