A picture of a Thatch Palm

Thatch Palm

Thrinax spp.

Thrinax excelsa1 by Guettarda (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

4m

1m

Min

1m

25 years to reach maturity

Flowering

More images of Thatch Palm

Thrinax Radiata (Florida Thatch Palm) (28278672133)
Thrinax radiata 2
Thrinax radiata 1
Thrinax morrisii kz1
Thrinax excelsa2

Thatch Palm Overview

Thrinax is a native Caribbean genus comprising of 3 species in the palm family, Arecaceae. Members are small trees and in one case, a small shrub, with characteristic large, fan-shaped, segmented leaves and long, arching inflorescences followed by fruits. Tree species are known as Thatch Palms, their fronds are used as a roofing material. T. radiata, being a coastal tree, is often cultivated as a landscaping specimen as it can tolerate wind, salt and drought.

How to propagate Thatch Palm

Seed

Special features of Thatch Palm

Attractive leaves