Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis)


Bottle Palm

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

The Bottle Palm gets its common name because of the shape of its stem – it is bulbous at its base and slender near the top, much like the shape of a bottle! Native to the Mascarene Islands, which are east of the Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Hyophorbe lagenicaulis is critically endangered almost to the point of extinction in its natural range. Fortunately, Palm Paradise cultivates this popular, happy-looking palm from the finest seeds, growing in our local climate for years - this process enables us to grow the most durable and best looking palms available anywhere! No else does what we do. We are the only people that grow these and assure their quality!

Homeowners and landscapers alike rave about its slow growth rate and small size - it is the perfect accent palm for any tropical garden or landscape! Bottle Palms do well in filtered light, enjoy full sun and are salt tolerant, so they are a great choice for coastal gardens! Since they have such a slow growth rate and do not get very big, they can be grown indoors in a container, where they can help clean the air inside your home and can help to create a better household, after all, who wouldn’t want a tropical palm indoors?!

It is easy to see why this is one of the most desirable palms for both landscape and interior displays. It is a dainty palm with graceful fronds and a neat, tapering crownshaft and canopy. The look of the Bottle Palm transforms as it ages - the crown shaft and fronds boast a beautiful reddish color that fades into an attractive greyish green color! We love to plant them near an entryway or walkways, where their happy disposition is contagious!

Tip: Bottle Palms benefit greatly when applying a good quality palm fertilizer, such as our Moon Valley Super Palm Juice available at our huge Palm Paradise nursery!

  • Small palm tree
  • Slow growth rate
  • Can be grown indoors in container
  • Appearance transforms as it matures - beautiful reddish color that fades into an attractive greyish green


Unique, bottle-like trunk

Perfect accent palm

Fronds are few but long, graceful

Reddish crownshaft and fronds