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Maya Palm Tree

Regular price $120.00 USD
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Gaussia maya is a fast growing palm tree from central Americas that needs a consistently warm climate and plenty of access to water.

They are very attractive ornamental palms that can take a fair amount of sun but also go very well in more shady parts of your garden.

They are fairly sparsely crowned made up of around 6-8 leaves that can be up to 2.5 metres long and the leaflets are arranged in multiple planes making for a somewhat plume-like appearance.

It can produce multiple inflorescences of flowers at any one time and the resulting fruits are red.

They can take a light frost but not for prolonged periods

Soil: Choose a well drained but humus rich soil that is in a sheltered location as they can be prone to succumbing to high winds.

Maintenance: Propagate from seed which will germinate easily if kept moist and warm.

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade




8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

The best way to care for Maya is by placing her in a room that has medium light, good levels of humidity and temperatures higher than 10°C. She is easy to care for and will not need frequent watering, but always let her soil dry out before you water again.