Thrinax radiata

The Florida Thatch Palm

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Florida Thatch Palm is a solitary palm with a potential height of 20 feet.  Although, it is typically smaller because of its slow growth rate. It is named for its use in thatching. Additionally, the trunk is slender, 3 to 5 inches in diameter, gray in color, covered with split leaf bases in the upper part and slightly swollen at the base. It carries a crown of 12-20 palmate leaves, 4-5 feet in width on a 2-3 foot petiole free of spines. Leaves green above, yellowish-green below. Inflorescence erect emerging from among the leaves, bearing white bisexual flowers. Fruits white, 1/4 inch in diameter with single seed used for propagation.

Additional information


25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.

Common Name

Florida Thatch Palm

Florida Native

Yes, FL Native


South Florida & The Caribbean

Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Slow Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Bright Shade

Flower Color