Also known as the Manila Palm or Kerpis Palm, this small palm originated from the Philippines. In the USA, it's also called the Dwarf Royal Palm as it looks like the Royal Palm (Roystonia regia).
This little beauty has a neat single gray trunk. The crownshaft which is creamy smooth and waxy supports a crown of deep arching, dark green feather fronds.
The palms flower and seed even as low (or as young) as showing 3feet of trunk with an attractive spray of stunning bright crimson oval fruits when mature. In some places, with the fruits ripening around December,
it's also called the Christmas Palm. However, in Malaysia, I observe most are now blossoming with fruits so I'm thinking it's probably the Southern Hemisphere Christmas they align to...
It is a very popular ornamental plant for patios, suitable for large or small containers and even roof top gardens!
pretty in a row @ Viva KL