Copernicia hospita

Copernicia is a palm which is endemic to Cuba.The fan-shaped leaves are 1.5 to 2 m wide and are wedge-shaped circular. They are divided into many rigid segments. The ends of the segments are slightly hanging.

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Copernicia hospita is mid-sized palm endemic to Cuba. The fan-shaped leaves are stiff, wedge-to-circular shaped, 1.5 to 2 m wide. They are divided into many rigid segments and their colour can unpredictably vary from grey-green to bluish-green and almost pure white or silver. Both surfaces are covered with a layer of wax. The petiole is short and extends slightly in the leaf blade. The inflorescence is 2 m long and extends beyond the leaves, eventually bearing rounded black fruits.

Hospita is one of the easiest to grow of all Cuban copernicias. It is faster that the more massive species and it takes some cold. It quickly recovers from short frosts if grown in a hot location.

The size of this plant is: 5 years old in 14-16 cm pot.

Pictures by Daderot - Own work, CC0,
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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Potted Plant
Botanical family Arecaceae
Care Pot
Shape Palm-Like Plants
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