The beautiful and hardy needle palm is one of our most underutilized native palms. Over time it grows into a beautiful rounded shape 3-6ft high and wide. It makes many suckers, but these grow very close to the mother maintaining a shapely and compact specimen. It has almost no trunk and makes a perfect understory or border specimen. The name needle palm comes from the long black spines that project from the base of the leaf sheaths so one should take care while weeding close to the center of the palm.
It is tolerant of both soggy and dry soil once established. Though it can tolerate some sun, it prefers part shade. It is one of the world's most cold-hardy palms and has no problem with any temperatures experienced in South Florida. (Pot size: 2 gallon)