It is medium to tall, with a large swollen trunk and an open crown of arching, feathery leaves that are at times tinged with blue.
It prefers an open sunny position in a warm-temperate to tropical climate. Previously known as ‘Chrysalidocarpus Decipiens’.
- Up to 20m tall
- Glaucous green fronds
- Yellow flowers
- Dark grey stem is massive and columnar – sometimes bulging in the middle
- Can handle light frosts and are drought tolerant but slow growing
- Not particular about soil type as long as well drained
- Prefers full sun
In nature it is mostly found with a solitary trunk, but indivuals with 2 or more stems are known.
“This imposing palm works even as an isolated specimen, surrounded by space. It is more pleasing in groups of three or more individuals of varying heights, and it is visually arresting as a canopy-scape. It is not known to be grown indoors.” – The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms, Second edition