Paurotis Palm Tree – Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Paurotis palm tree

The Paurotis Palm Tree, scientific name  Acoelorrhaphe wrightii,  is native to southern Florida. This palm is grown outdoors.

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Paurotis Palm Tree Profile

Scientific name: Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Common names: Paurotis Palm is also known as Everglades Palm or Silver Saw Palmetto Palm.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is is native to southern Florida.

Appearance: Paurotis Palm has light green leaves with silvery undersides. Along the edges you can see rows of sharp orange teeth, that is a reason for one of the plant’s common names, the Silver Saw Palm. About 25 leaves are arranged into crowns that sit above thin stems that are only 3-4 in (7.6-10.2 cm) in diameter and are covered with loose brown fiber.

Flowers/Fruits: In late spring, Paurotis Palm produces small white flowers. Flowers are born on 4 ft (1.2 m) inflorescences that extends past the leaves. Flowers are followed by small fruits are 1/2 in (1.3 cm) in diameter.

Growth Rate: Moderate. This palm grows up to 20 – 30 ft tall and 5 -10 ft wide.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Outdoors.

Cold Tolerance: This palm can tolerate cold down to 30F. It is great for USDA Zones 10a (30 to 35 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Partial shade to Full sun.

Water Req: Moderate. This palm can tolerate standing water and it can also tolerate drought.

Maintenance: Easy to Moderate. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.

Propagation: Propagated by seeds. It will take you 2-3 months to germinate and you would need to keep it warm.

Buy Paurotis Palm Today

We don’t sell palm trees on this site, but you can buy it from one of my favorite palm nurseries – Real Palm Trees. It has beautiful palm trees at discounted prices and offers a Free Shipping. This is one of the few sites that I trust, because each palm tree comes with Certificate of Authenticity that guarantees highest quality of the tree. All of their palm trees are properly grown and acclimatized to the correct hardiness zone.

Most importantly, you will receive a tree in perfect health and wouldn’t have to worry about it dying few weeks later. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee or you money back. 

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~Susan Brian

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  1. Larry wooten says

    If you cut say the top 6-8 feet off the top of a pair Otis palm will it start to regrow at the top.

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