Red Coral Palm
This very slender palm from rainforests between sea level and 1200 m (3900 ft.) in central and southern New Caledonia forms a slender, ringed trunk, which holds a whitish crownshaft and a rather sparse crown of spreading, leathery leaves. The inflorescence unfolds in a bright red color. It is one of the most adaptable of the island's magnificent palms, and even though it is rather widespread on its native island, in cultivation it is extremely rare, foremost perhaps because of the difficulty in obtaining ripe seeds. It should adapt well to many tropical and warm temperate climates.