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Leucothrinax Morrisii

Keys Tatch Palm

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Key Thatch Palm Tree Description

Leucothrinax Morrisii (Keys Thatch Palm tree) is a Caribbean palm species with a natural distribution including the Florida keys. Its generic name was changed in 2008, separating it from the other four species of Thrinax.

Moreover, Leucothrinax Morrisii is the only species of Leucothrinax. Keys Thatch palm is a small to large palm of variable height (3 to 36 feet) it has a slender trunk (2 to 14 inches in diameter) that grows slowly. Additionally, the trunk of older specimens may be covered with old matted leaf base fibers at the top, with the lower trunk rough and gray.

Furthermore, the crown has 20 to 30 palmate leaves, shiny green above, whitish below; usually 4 to 5 feet wide borne on an unarmed petiole 4 to 6 feet long. Besides the arching inflorescence carries white to yellow bisexual flowers, with peak bloom in spring. Fruits are white in color, about 1/4 inch in diameter, for propagation.

Leucothrinax Morrisii Cultivation and Landscape Usage

Keys Thatch palm tree is undemanding, but grows best on calcareous gardening soils. Additionally, Leucothrinax Morrisii is cold and wind tolerant. It is a good landscaping palm for small gardens, containers, the seaside, and along roads. It has no major pest or disease problems. Leaves are traditionally used for thatching roofs.

🌳Other popular and beautiful plants: Traveler’s palm tree.

Additional information

Common Name

Keys Thatch Palm


The Caribbean

Flowering Season

All Year

Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Slow Growth Rate

Light Requirements


Flower Color

White to Yellow, White, Yellow


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