This stunning palm is easy to recognize, with its massive crown of silver colored, fan shaped leaves. The silver color is formed by a protective coating of wax, which makes Bismarckia one of the world’s most resilient palms. It comes from the savannas of Madagascar, where it withstands intense heat, drought, and fire. Its toughness and rapid growth make it a popular garden plant in South Florida and other warm regions of the world. Bismarckia has separate male and female trees, with only the female trees producing seeds.