This species of Burretiokentia comes from the highest elevation of the three species of this genus from New Caledonia. It grows at altitudes of almost 4000 feet. It has a thin trunk of about six inches and can get to sixty feet tall. It has a prominently bulging crown shaft that is known for it’s diagonally dark markings. Thus, the name “Tiger Palm”. The crown shaft is reddish-brown in color and has prominent striations as shown below. Younger trunks are green with rings unless exposed to sun. The crown of this species is full and round with upright and arching leaves. As with all New Caledonian species, ample water is crucial. The size on special are in 15 gallon pots.
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