A beautiful palm from the Seychelles Islands, where it grows on steep slopes, sometimes in pure stands, to altitudes of 750 m (2500 ft.) in wet tropical forest. The most attractive young plants have entire leaves and are quite spiny. When they mature, the armament is lost, as is the case with other Seychelles palms, and they produce a solitary, slender trunk and an open crown of short leaves with wide segments. Roscheria does best in the undergrowth of the tropical garden. It is a fast, but tender palm.