Common Name: Pygmy Date Palm
Native to south east Asia, a small to medium single, spiny trunk palm growing 2 to 3 m with arching fronds up to 1 m long. A popular ornamental in tropical and subtropical gardens. Tolerates most soils and moderately drought tolerant, prefers full sun to part shade positions. Suitable for pots (although can get top heavy) and pool side plantings. When planted in clumps they bend away from each other as they grow, making an interesting arrangement.