Coccothrinax crinita, Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm, Palma Petate

(10 customer reviews)
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Ships December 8th - December 15th.
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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A Distinct Palm with an Older Look

The Coccothrinax Crinita is a unique looking palm plant actually grows well in flooded areas and is native to Cuba. The trunk is covered in what appear to be hairs and though the stem is actually only 3 – 8 inches it appears much larger because of those hairs all over the trunk. The hairs resembling that of an “old man,” are the reason that this slow growing palm is named that of the Old Man Palm.

Grown best in zones 9 – 11, this plant is also known as Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm and Palma Petate. It does best in full sun to partial shade and requires standard water, never allowing the soil to get too dry but also making sure that it doesn’t sit in too much standing water that can cause it to rot.

This low maintenance shrub is extremely slow growing, but over time it will get all the way up to 20 feet. Throughout the summer you can see beautiful yellow blooms that make it a great ornamental plant in many different areas. It also produces deep purple fruits.

If you’re looking for a palm that can last indoors or outdoors this is a great option and even works well in colder areas. The old man palm is great for landscaping areas and highly salt tolerant, it does best with fertilizer at least twice during the primary growing season.

For those who want to propagate their own, the Coccothrinax Crinita can be best propagated by seed and though it takes a while to grow will do quite well through this method of planting.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

10 ft – 20 ft


3 ft – 6 ft

10 reviews for Coccothrinax crinita, Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm, Palma Petate

  1. Lindsay Richardson (verified owner)

    Beautiful example

  2. Merian Armentano (verified owner)

    Plant arrived healthy and beautiful❤️, packed very well ,,, well definitely recommend and buy again 👌 thank for my beautiful plant.

  3. Robert L. (verified owner)

    Exceptional plant shipping. I’ve bought many, many plants by “mail” and without a doubt Plant Vine has nailed the process! Plant was perfect as well.

  4. Richard H (verified owner)

  5. Phillip Robinson (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased several palm trees from plantvine and I can simply say this organization is second to none. Best online plant retailer in the game. Customer service experience was “First Class”. 5+ star rating.

  6. Alice (verified owner)

    I bought 2 of these plants, 1 for a friend, and they both came looking lovely. Thank you very much

  7. Tamara Ahlborn (verified owner)

    I love my Old Man Palm, however the smallness of the plant and slowness of the growth per year, the price was a little too high. great communication from company. fast service

  8. Ryan (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant, well packaged!

  9. Susan S. (verified owner)

  10. mike mislan (verified owner)

    very nice size and healthy never have a problem

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Why others chose the Coccothrinax crinita, Old Man Palm, Thatch Palm, Palma Petate


The trunk base is the coolest thing. We had one "Mr Wilson" who perished while we were out of town. My grandkids keep wanting to know where Mr Wilson went so I have this one as a replacement.