Natural Habitat: The natural habitat for the henryana is debatable, but recent research places them to the Marquesas islands, near the Equator in the Pacific ocean.
Description: The henryana is said to be one of the rarest palms in the world. We obtained the seeds strait from Vanuatu, for a king’s ransom.
The henryana is a solitary palm, with a slender smooth trunk that can reach heights over 30 feet tall. It has a short dense crownshaft that gives way to 10-16 leaves. The leaves are long and undivided as they emerge, reaching lengths around 6 feet long. They tend to become pinnate in appearance as they age, due to the elements, which break them apart. The seeds are quite unusual, as they make a few strange transformation as they mature, eventually reaching the size of a tangerine.
Environment: The henryana enjoys a shady moist area, where it can et a few hours of full sun a day. It does not like to dry out, and should be planted or located in an area where it will get watered regularly. Zones 10-11. It is very cold sensitive, and frost or freezes usually prove to be fatal to this palm.