Distribution: Approximately 10 species distributed in the drier parts of Africa southwards to Natal, Madagascar, Red Sea & Gulf of Eliat coasts, coastal Arabia, west coast of India.
LPG Area: Madagascar Drive, Polynesian Circle
Growing Comments: Despite its origin in and around the Sahara desert, this palm seems to reluctantly accept its new rainforest home. The two Hyphaene palms in our garden are both healthy, but extremely slow growing, rating them about a 1.5 on a 1-10 scale.