Verschafeltia splendida

This single trunk palm is one of the worlds prettiest and most interesting…It grows alarming fast in its youth but is said to slow drastically as it matures. It has huge, entire paddle shaped leaves and sends out aerial or prop roots that give it its common name. In its youth the trunk is covered with sharp spines. It is not drought tolerant and must be protected from the wind to maintain the beauty of those gorgeous paddle leaves. It’s a fun palm, easy to grow, just keep it in a well drained soil mix and frequent watering… Do not let it dry out.