Grow Region: 10A-11
Origin: Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Philippines
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerance: Moderate. Will survive to into low 20s.
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant to most soil types. Fertilizer recommended.
Light: Loves full sun and does well in partial shade.
Mature Height: 60 feet
Trunk: Ringed but smooth in appearance, dramatic red brown to pale gray with age, less than 12 inches in diameter without leaf bases , Solitary
Leaf: Deep green leaf about 4-5 feet wide, divided about mid-way, bifid tip drooping over a third of the leaf segement length - though not to the extent of the decora variety
Leaf Petiole: a long petiole extending over 6 feet with spectacular armature of various length
Armature: Long, sharp teeth along margin of petiole
Flowers: 5 feet or longer, branching with yellow flowers similar to a Brahea
Fruit: Small, glossy blue