Window Pane Palm
Mexico thru to Central America.
Probably the cutest little palm that there is. It is a small clumping palm, with thin canes to about 1.5m high, with irregularly pinnate leaves that have have small holes, or "windows" in them at the base of the leaves.
A very popular plant with collectors due to its unusual leaves, as well as its small, neat growth habit.
Shady, sheltered and moist, but well drained. A very nice container plant.
Figure 1. R. gracilis
Figure 2. Close-up of the leaf showing the
characteristic "window pane" structure.
Contributed by: Mike Gray (Figures 1&2).
For further information try VPE PALM