The legendary Cuban Royal Palm has a stout, white marble column-like trunk; a huge, grass green crownshaft; and a handsome crown of large, feathery leaves. The palm, which is fast growing in ideal conditions, is thought by many to be the most beautiful palm in the world, and is widely planted as an ornamental in the American tropics and elsewhere. The small seeds germinate readily and seedling growth is fast and satisfying.
The Cuban Royal Palm (Roystonea regia) is the national tree of Cuba. Is a majestic plant that grows from 50 to 70 feet tall with a canopy spread of up to 25 feet in diameter.
Uses: It is used in Cuba for timber, thatch, and hog feed. It is very popular as a cultivated ornamental.
In Peru the leaf is used in preparing a decoction, for Medicinal and Veterinary purposes, in treating the Nervous system and mental health, and also as a aid to treat the Digestive system, edric.