Sabal Palmetto Bahamas and Cuba Palm of Arecaceae 30Lt bucket #10705
Sabal Palmetto Bahamas and Cuba Palm of Arecaceae 30Lt bucket
The palm Sabal palmetto belongs to the Arecaceae family, it comes from the south-east of the USA (Florida and South Carolina), Bahamas and Cuba, where it generally grows along the sandy coasts and at the edges of marshes and streams. The Sabal Palmetto is a beautiful fan-like palm with shiny green leaves, resistant to drought, wind, cold and splashes of salt water. Sabal Palmetto large is a palm single stem, which reaches a height of 30 m and 60 cm in diameter, it is in part covered by residues of leaf sheaths that remain partially attached to the trunk in two separate parts. Stem shape is uniform from the ground to the crown. Leaves are palmate with no spines, and may measure 3 m in length, each with a prominent midrib. Flowers are cream colored and droop in clusters from the crown. Fruits are black and fleshy with a single seed. They may measure 8 mm in width. Temperature Optimum growth occurs in humid subtropical to warm temperate climates and average maximum o minimum temperatures range from –7 - 12°C. Northern growth is limited by low winter temperatures. Light Full sunlight to some shade. Trunk development is suppressed in heavily shaded specimens. Moisture Very adaptable. Average moisture will do. Tolerates drought, standing water and brackish water. Usage This palm is very salt tolerant and can be grown on the beach or directly at the water's edge of bays and inlets.