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

A Thrinax palm tree in a black pot
A Thrinax palm tree with large green leaves
A Thrinax palm tree in front of a lush green field
A large leaved Thrinax plant in the wild
A Thrinax palm tree

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