Cuban Belly PalmScientific Name: Gastrococos crispa (Kunth) H.E. Moore
Size: Up to 45 feet tall (14 m) 20 feet in diameter (6 m)
Min. Temperature: 23°F (-5°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Germination: Germination can be difficult. Seedlings grow relatively fast.
15 to 22 leaves, dark green above, lighter somewhat bluish below. 220 leaflets,
7 to 9 feet long (2 to 2.7 m).
Spiny waxy petiole, 3 feet long (90 cm).
Trunk: No crownshaft,
Swollen at or above mid height. Thin rings, often spiny.,
8 to 16 inches in diameter (20 to 40 cm).
Flower: Woody spiny persistant spath covered with fuzz..
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 5 feet long (1.5 m).
Fruit: yellowish brown.
1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm).
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