It is originally from Round Island, a miniscule island in the Indian Ocean, and part of the Mascarene Island group. Their stumpy fat-bellied trunks present a very human scale that is likely at home in a smaller landscape setting that can offer a most unique sculpture in the selected space. This almost dwarf palm can grow with time to a height of 10-12 ft. The trunk is a rounded bulge in young specimens and gradually elongates and flattens somewhat as the palm matures. The upwardly arching feather leaves grow to about 10 ft in length in mature palms. They grow upward as they mature supporting numerous male and female small white flowers on the same stalk. This palm is ideal to plant under groupings of larger plant species as it accepts very well partial sun condition.
USDA Zones 10-11. This is a tender palm and although can be damaged by frost conditions, we have seen it do quite well in our south Florida winters.