Cryosophila warscewiczii

Common Name Guara Palm
Type of Plant Tree

This palm is identifiable via aerial roots, branched spines along the trunk and palmate leaf venation. These modified roots that appear as needles are likely a defense mechanism from predators! It is solitary and can reach heights of 25feet or more in optimal growing conditions. It is vulnerable to dry, hot wind but does not require excesses of light and thus should be given a protected position in most landscapes.

Requirements Prefers moist soil containing limestone, and regular watering. The Guara palm has a relatively high frost tolerance and be cultivated indoors as its light requirement is low.
Country of Origin Costa Rica
Cold Tolerance 30
Sun Needs Light Shade
Water Needs Medium
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