A stunning, large palm from Hispaniola and eastern Cuba. It is closely related to S. causiara but grows further inland
and at higher altitude, to 1000 m (3300 ft.). The Hispaniola Palmetto produces a very robust trunk, about 60 cm (2
ft.) in diameter, which carries a large, full crown of robust, leathery leaves. It is rather fast growing and easily
adapts to a wide range of conditions. It will take moderate freezes and has no trouble in coastal conditions.