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Z.m........50 Acoelorrhaphe wrightii seeds, paurotis or Everglades palm, Sept. 2021



Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is the Latin name for the Everglades palm also known as Paurotis palm

These 50 seeds are cleaned of the fleshy fruit and ready for germination.

The paurotis or Everglades palm is a clustering, fan-leaved palm with very slender (2–3 inch diameter) stems. It can reach heights up to 30 feet, with a spread of 20 feet. The light green leaves have blades about 2 feet across on spiny petioles up to 3 feet long (Figure 1). The stems are covered with fibers and persistent leaf bases. In the spring paurotis palms produce large inflorescences of creamy white flowers that extend well beyond the foliage. These are followed in the summer by ¼-inch round fruits that pass through green and orange stages but turn black when completely ripe (Figure 2). Paurotis palms are rather slow-growing and are not tolerant of salt spray.

Old plants may eventually bend and twist which does not affect plant health. Can be grown in zone 9A or warmer and also in pots.

More information about this palm can be found here

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