Sabal palmetto or Cabbage Palm grows along the coast, in tidal zones, dunes and marshes, which makes it particularly resistant in coastal regions, to saline soils and inundations.
Growth is very slow the first 8 to 10 years and thus can be quite expensive.
Very widely used for decorative purposes.
Very polymorphic: can present huge morphological variations.
Chamaerops palmetto, Corypha palma, Corypha palmetto, Corypha palmetto, Inodes palmetto, Inodes schwarzii, Sabal jamesiana
Blue Palmetto, Cabbage Palm, Cabbage Palmetto, Cabbage-Palm, Carolina Palmetto, Palmetto, Sabal Palm
Production of honey.
Trunks can be used in construction.
Fronds can be used for weaving.
Bahamas, Cuba, south-east of the United States
USDA Zone 8, -10 °C
Older specimens can tolerate -14 °C in good conditions
Neutral or rich in calcium
Bisexual, a single specimen produces viable seed.
The inflorescence appears between the leaves.
Full sun or partial shade
3 to 6 months
- soak 1-2 days in lukewarm water
- sow in humid light soil
- maintain 25-30 °C
- make sure the soil is very well drained
- moderate irrigation
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