Plant: evergreen tree to 60' in tropics, much shorter shrub in cooler climates
Zone: 9 - tropics
Flowers: dioecious; panicles arranged in sprays. Female plants produce an edible pinecone-like compound fruit.
Foliage: linear, palm-like leaves with sharp, red-toothed margins. Leaves emerge in a spiraling pattern.
Culture: sun to part sun. Rich, well-drained, mesic soil. Tolerant of coastal conditions. Mulch with humus or compost. Fertilize frequently in summer.