Gastrococos crispa is a Cuban belly palm that has a unique look compared to other palms in the same family. Although it's not a tall tree, it can easily reach heights of 20 feet or more. When young, its trunk is covered in spines that can be a warning sign to potential intruders. It's a full sun plant and prefers semi-shade in the hottest parts of the day.
Gastrococos crispa loves regular water, so it's a great choice for seaside areas, as it's also salt tolerant. It thrives in USDA Zones 9-11 and its slow-growing nature makes it a great plant for pots in colder regions.
Overall, Gastrococos crispa is an eye-catching palm with a unique look perfect for providing a tropical atmosphere to any garden. With proper care and maintenance, it can easily become a statement piece in any garden.