A popular plant due to its attractiveness and speed of growth
. This phoenix
is a large, majestic palm, with a very solid trunk, and long feather leaves with spined petioles. Not self-cleaning, so the old leaves need to be cut off by hand. The leaves are quite spikey.
Full sun, well drained position. Moderately hardy, and salt spray, and drought tolerant. Ideally suited to a life near the coast or in a tub. Seedlings are quite slow, but speed up considerably once they start to trunk.