An Intriguing palm from the Mascarene Islands which obtains its common name from the unusual bloated trunk which in some specimens resembles a bottle.
Bottle Palms are rather cold-sensitive and are best suited to tropical regions, although they can succeed in a warm position in the subtropics. They grow very well in coastal districts and will tolerate considerable exposure to salt-laden winds.
Plants like a sunny aspect and are very slow growing. They are readily propagated from seeds which usually germinate within 6-8 months