A prized palm native only to New Caledonia, where it grows in forests on the Mt. Panié range and nearby areas to an altitude of 600 m (2000 ft.). It sports a smooth, ringed, moderately sized trunk, with a whitish waxy covering in the upper part that carries an upright crown of dark green, leathery, pinnate leaves. The feature that makes it one of New Caledonia’s most desirable palms, however, is its stunning, bicolored crownshaft, which is a brilliant waxy white in its lower part, merging into reddish brown towards the leaf stalks. Veillonia is closely related to Burretiokentia and seeds are similarly easy to germinate; however, subsequent growth is quite slow. A humid, tropical or frost-free subtropical/warm temperate climate suits it well. Veillonia is still exceedingly rare in cultivation and we are thrilled to present it here.