A beautiful dwarf cycad with a clustering
underground stem that carries several long-stalked, fern-like leaves that are branched
into numerous, glossy green leaflets. B. spectabilis is distributed in north-eastern Queensland, Australia, where
it grows in moist, humid forest to an altitude of 700 m (2300 ft.) a.s.l. It adapts well to cultivation and can be
succesfully grown in tropical and subtropical
climates, where it prefers warm, humid conditions out of the sun.