Found through most of the tropical Asian and Pacific region, this
species is up to 20ft (6m) tall and has long slender leaves edged
with sharp spines.
In common with most species it has strong aerial roots that form a
stout buttress base.
Male trees have showy white flower bracts, while female trees bear
The foliage is used for thatch and weaving.
The male flowers and foliage also have culinary uses.
Flowering colors: White
Cultivation: They require full sun or part-shade, and moist,
Keep the plants tidy by removing dead and damaged leaves. Propagate
from seed, soaked for 24 hours before planting, or by detaching