The triangle palm is perhaps the most easily identified pinnate-leafed palm because of the unusual triangular form made by the leaf bases on the trunk. A moderate to large palm with a single smooth upright trunk reaching 20 feet in height, it has an open crown of arching pinnate bluish-green leaves measuring 10 feet long and 3 feet wide. The petioles are brown with a whitish bloom. This palm flowers continuously with inflorescences emerging from the lower leaves and bearing yellow-green blooms of both sexes on the same plant. Fruits are black and round, about 1 inch in diameter and are eaten by birds. The triangle palm thrives in well-drained soil with adequate water; it can withstand temperatures down to freezing. It responds well to regular fertilizer. These palms are propagated by seeds, which germinate in 1 -2 months. Standing alone as a specimen palm on a lawn or in groups, this is an attractive palm for open settings. There are more than 150 species of dypsis, all native to the indian ocean islands.