The Thrinax Parviflora is an extremely graceful palm but very rare in cultivation. Slow growing it has a solitary slender, smooth trunk, topped by an open crown of large nearly circular, deeply divided palmate leaves with twisted and curled leaf segments, medium-dark green on both surfaces and heavily veined. Very pretty this striking architectural palm does well on even poor, rocky or sandy soils and makes an excellent indoor palm given a well lit position. Unusual for the UK and great for collectors.
Latin Name: Thrinax Parviflora.
Common Name: Mountain Thatch Palm. Thatch Pole Palm. Broom Palm. Jamaican Thatch Palm. Palmero Royal. Palmero Thatch.
Native: Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
Hardiness: Tolerates a light frost for a short period.
Growth: Slow growing, solitary trunk palm with nearly circular deeply divided fan shaped leaves with twisted and curled leaf segments, heavily veined, glossy medium-dark green on both surfaces. Very salt and drought tolerant once established. Unusual palm for the UK. Low maintenance.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Better sheltered in the UK, but can tolerate wind.
Soil: Sandy quick draining soil. Evenly moist.
Moisture: water regularly through summer, less through winter. Dislikes soggy soils.Drought resistant.