From Thailand (South) and Malaysia (North). Found in open evergreen forest, disturbed lowland forest, scrub and wasteland. Normally at low elevations up to 1800'.
Imported through USDA quarantine in 2012, released to us in 2013. About 30' tall with 2" dia. culms. Minimum temp. 29 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.