A genus of palms which may be grown in a slightly heated greenhouse. They need a mixture of loam, peat, leaf mould and sand, and need 6 in. or larger pots, only changed when pot-bound. Give good drainage, and in summer water well; very little in winter. Leaves require occasional sponging with a BHC emulsion to keep down attacks by scale insects. Increase by imported seed sown in warm house in summer.

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