Syagrus sancona grows up to 1200m in the Andes Mountains of South America,
where it is widespread, though not common, and shows some tolerance of
cold. It is one of the tallest of the genus and can attain an incredible
30m (100 feet). Juvenile plants show a marked bulge at the base of the
trunk which easily identifies them. A mature palm is a wonderful sight,
with its dense, plumose, beautifully recurving leaves, justifying its
position as the most attractive in the genus.