Rio Grande Palmetto, Texas Palmetto, Mexican Palmeto Sabal mexicana
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Rio Grande Palmetto, Texas Palmetto, Mexican Palmeto
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In Stock: 0.18 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 30 days.
sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Mexican Palmetto reaches a height of 12–18 m (39–59 ft), with a spread of 3–4 m (9.8–13 ft). The trunk reaches 12–15 m (39–49 ft) in length and 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. The fan-shaped fronds are 1.5–1.8 m (4.9–5.9 ft) wide and attach to 90–120 cm (35–47 in) spineless petioles . Spikes 1.2–1.8 m (3.9–5.9 ft) in length yield small bisexual flowers . The drupes are black when ripe and 12 mm (0.47 in) in diameter. more...
* The leaves are used for making baskets, chair seats or thatch. The following reports are for S. palmetto. They quite probably also apply to this species. An excellent fibre is obtained from the leaf stalks. The best quality is from young leaf stalks still in the bud, whilst coarser material is obtained from older leaves or the bases of old leaf stalks surrounding the bud. The fibres are up to 50cm long, they are harvested commercially and used to make brushes, especially where these have to remain stiff in hot water or caustics. The roots contain tannin. more...