This sampler contains 10 seeds. A beautiful and bizarre palm from Cuba with a dense crown of spreading leaves with elegantly drooping, shiny, narrow leaflets, and a robust trunk that is grotesquely swollen in the middle. It is certainly a palm for those who like a challenge: its seeds take a long time to germinate, the seedlings are really slow for the first few years, and when it finally goes WHOOMPH (and it does, the trunk grows unbelievably fast!), you discover it is heavily armored in vicious spines from head to toe. Personally, we think it is well worth the trouble; there definitely is no other palm quite like it.