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Root Spine Palm Tree: Small

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Root Spine Palm - Cryosophila stauracantha
Porterfield Palm Description

This exotic, yet tropical, Root Spine Palm is one of the most attractive and unique palm trees for zones 9b to 11a. The Root Spine Palm radiates tropical beauty and is also known as the Porterfield Palm and the Give and Take Palm. It received its second name, Porterfield palm, by being introduced to the retail market by Horticulturalist L. Porterfield and subsequently was called the Porterfield Palm. This single trunk palm rarely grows more than 12 to 25 ft tall with a spread of about 6 to 8 FT. In its native habitat, the Porterfield Palm enjoys moist soil and tolerates poor soils that have good drainage. The Root Spine Palm thrives in rich, warm, sheltered, and moist soil. It prefers tropical thru to sub-tropical conditions. This Tropical Palm comes from the South-east Mexico thru to Central America and is popular with many Floridians. The medium sized solitary fan palm is best planted in a full sun and will tolerate no extra waterings once established. The Root Spine Palm makes a great accent as it is considered to embody the tropical appearance of being on an island. You can find this palm tree growing natively in the South-east Mexico thru to Central America, and in some parts of Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Trinidad.

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SKU pt-10-01 small root spine palm tree
Palm Tree Size Small
Palm Tree Attributes Rare and Exotic, Tropical, Pinnate (Fan Leaves)
Palm Tree Name Root Spine Palm
Palm Tree Common Names Root Spine Palm Tree, Porterfield Palm, Give and Take Palm
Palm Tree Botanical Name Cryosophila stauracantha
Palm Tree Country of Origin South-east Mexico thru to Central America
Indoor/Outdoor Use Indoor, Outdoor
Palm Tree Maintenance Easy, Easy to Moderate
Palm Tree Can Be Potted Yes
Palm Tree Growth Rate Slow, Slow to Moderate
Average Max Height (Mature) 20 - 30 ft
Palm Tree Radius Spacing (Mature) 5 to 10 ft
Palm Tree Sun Exposure Moderate, Moderate to High
Palm Tree Flower Yes
Palm Tree Fruit Yes
Cold Toleration Zone 9b (25 to 30 F), Zone 10a (30 to 35 F), Zone 10b (35 to 40 F), Zone 11 (above 40 F)

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