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Thrinax radiata

The Florida Thatch Palm


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Thrinax radiata (Thatch Palm) is a solitary palm with a potential height of 20 feet.  This palm is spotted throughout Florida’s natural landscape, it is typically smaller than 20 ft because of its slow growth rate. The name Thatch Palm derives from its use in thatching. Additionally, the palm has a gray trunk and is slender. Also, the trunk is about 3 to 5 inches in diameter. Moreover, the trunk is covered with split leaf bases in the upper part and slightly swollen at the base.

In addition, the Thatch palm carries a crown of 12 to 20 palmate leaves. The palmate leaves are about 4 to 5 feet in width on a 2 to 3 foot petiole free of spines. Furthermore, the leaves are green above and yellowish-green below. Inflorescence erect emerging from among the leaves, bearing white bisexual flowers. Finally, the white fruits, are 1/4 inch in diameter with single seed used for propagation.

Finally, the Thrinax radiata (Thatch Palm) can be used for small gardens, outdoors patios,
roadways, parking lots, seasides, as a specimen or grown in a container. You can find the Florida Thatch palm at Treeworld Wholesale for your landscaping needs.

Other names: Florida Thatch Palm

Additional information


25 gal., 45 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