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Acoelorrhaphe wrightii /Everglades Palm or Paurotis Palm

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii  / Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Palmate leaves of this Florida native
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Palmate leaves of this Florida native

Often seen in clusters growing on higher ground in the Everglades

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Scientific Name: Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Common Name: Everglades Palm or Paurotis Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Palms and Palm-like Plants
Comments: This native palm grows in the Florida Everglades where it can be found in clusters on higher ground. Can stand droughty conditions. Makes a nice plant when used adjacent to patios or decks. Used in parking lots and along highways. Has multiple suckers and produces specimens with crowns of different heights.