Distribution: 1 species confined to the Seychelles
LPG Area: Manila Drive
Growing Comments: Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum is another endemic Seychelles palm with substantial spines on the stem & trunk as a small individual. It thrives in our environment & probably wouldn't do well if grown in an area with low humidity or rainfall or cooler weather. It's not a particularly fast grower & would rate about a 4.5-5.0 on a 1-10 scale.