A medium to large cycad which in nature develops an emergent trunk to 2 m long and 30 cm diameter, with the leaf bases spreading away from the trunk. Dark green smooth leaves. Suited to tropical and warm subtropical regions. A vigorous species which forms impressive clumps. Require protection from excessive hot sun, with a position receiving morning sun or filtered sun being most suitable. Respond vigorously to an abundance of water, regular light applications of fertiliser and mulching.