Sabal mexicana


Texas, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala

Sabal mexicana
Conservation Status:-


Sun Requirements:-

Full sun to partial shade

Water Requirements:-

Medium, considered to be drought and flood tolerant

Minimum Temperature:-

-10 Degrees C

Overall Height:-

40-50 feet


15-25 feet


Solitary, 8-32 inches in diameter, grey, texture is smooth and ringed with old leaf scars, some old leaf base remnants persist towards the crown making a lattice-like pattern.




Costamalpate, up to 5-6 feet wide, medium to bright green, costa is downward curving, petiole has no spines and can be up to 6 feet long


Small creamy white flowers on branching inflorescences up to six feet long


½ an inch in diameter, round and dark brown/black when ripe


Hermaphrodite, self pollinating with one plant

Pests & Diseases:-

No major pests or diseases

Seed Germination:-

Very easily and quickly, up to 1 month



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