This Dypsis is not native to Madagascar, but to the Comoro Islands which lie off the coast of Madagascar. It is a rain forest palm, but finds itself quite happy here in Wai`anae under what would not be called "rain forest" by any one.
This is another that I can't tell you where I got it. It was in a pot for years. In this two gallon pot the main stem died off and I thought I lost the palm. But then to my supprise up popped another. This was in August of 2005
When I finished the terrace in "the back", I put it in the ground. This was taken in November of 2006.
It has grown like crazy back there. Here it is again one year and two monts after going in the ground. (Feb, 2008)