Kerriodoxa elegans is a spectacularly attractive medium sized unarmed fan palm. The so-called "White Elephant Palm" is beautiful and elegant with its very large, completely circular, and only shallowly divided fan-shaped leaves that are dark green on top and silvery white underneath. This palm has only recently been introduced to cultivation, but is becoming very popular in the tropics and sub-tropics as a garden and container plant.
An understory palm of coastal rainforests. It is restricted to two localities on slopes in moist forest along the west coast of middle peninsular Thailand and on Phuket.
Even though it is very rare, its large seeds are slowly finding their way into cultivation and these wonderful palms are being seen more frequently. This tropical beauty with black petioles is surprisingly cold hardy. It definitely does best in warm subtropical and tropical, wind-sheltered areas and also does well as a stunning house plant. Being an understory palm it is not fond of full sun.
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