Formerly known by the much prettier name 'Opsiandra maya', this fast
growing species from Southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize is easy to
grow in pot or in the garden under a warm temperate to tropical climate.
The seeds in the round, bright red fruits germinate easily, and seedling
growth is fast. The early swollen base is distinctive, as are the attractive
grass-green feather shaped leaves. Not often offered for sale, and should
be more widely grown.