Thrinax radiata

Florida thatch palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 ft    Width: 5-15 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white,NA
Fruit Color: fruit color      white,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Accent or specimen tree in the landscape, also good along roadsides and median strips. Grows slowly.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host for monk skipper (Asbolis capucinus). Also used as nesting site and food source by birds.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, coastal berm, maritime hammock. Calcareous soils including seasonally inundated flats and shallow depressions.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Leaves are 2-3 feet across. Listed as endangered by the state of Florida.