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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Palmetto Fan, Palm Fans

Palmetto Fan,
Palm Fans

Botanical Name

Serrenola repens (Palmae Family)


Strong stem extends several inches into base of leaf. Soft, leathery fronds are rounded in outline and are about 18-24 inches wide. The frond is divided to middle into narrow, glossy fresh-green segments.

Seasonal Availabilty


Vase Life

10-14 days

Purchasing Hints

Fans should be free of brown tips or torn leaves. Appearance should be erect, glossy and hydrated.

Care and Handling

Remove bundle ties and slant cut one inch from stems base. Place stems in 2- 3 inches of water. Store in cooler at 36 degrees F.

Design Tips

Excellent foliage for background in large arrangements and funeral pieces. Razor the "fingers" of fronds for creative outline shapes. Great in Ikebana and Tropical designs.

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