Dypsis sp. Mayotte
Up until last year, we were selling seeds of this palm as Dypsis cabadae; however, as it turns out, it is not D.
cabadae, which was said to have "only recently been rediscovered in the wild
in the Sohoa rainforest on the Comoro Islands." After a closer inspection of the palms from which our seeds come,
it appears that what we have is a completely new, apparently undescribed species with characteristics similar to both
D. cabadae and D. lanceolata. It is a midsized, clustering palm with leathery,
dark, glossy green leaves; oblong, scarlet red fruits; and slim, attractively ringed,
slender, bluish green trunks. It is easy to germinate and fast growing and will thrive in both tropical
and subtropical climates.