Deckenia

Distribution: 1 species in the Seychelles Islands
LPG Area: Seychelles Court
A.k.a.: Cabbage palm, palmiste
Close Relatives: Acanthophoenix
Growing Comments: Deckenia nobilis is one of the five palm genera endemic to the Seychelles that has numerous very vicious spines on the inner part of the trunk. As the palm gets taller, th spines are also non-existent higher up on the trunk. This palm has very tropical requirements & will probably not tolerate anything below 50° F. Growth rate is relatively fast, giving it about a 6.0-6.5 on a 1-10 scale.