Size: Slowly up to 50 feet tall (15 m) Up to 16 feet (5 m)
Min. Temperature: 10°F (-12°C)
Water Requirements: Little water, good drainage
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Baja California oases, and northwestern Mexico
Germination: erratic, 1 to 12 months. Several years old seed will grow.
Glaucous blue grey. Stiff, glaucous. 25-30 leaves, divided in 40 to 60 leaflets. Petiole extends to more than half of the central leafblade.,
8-9 feet wide (2.4 to 2.7 m).
not divided, slightly armed with dark thorns, wooly wax cover..
Trunk: Gray, smooth with leaf scars, or occasionally, persistant dead leaves, slightly swollen at the base.,
Up to 18 inches (45 cm).
Flower stalk coming from between the leaves, much longer than them (up to 15 feet - 4.5 m).