This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
This small-growing Palm from Costa Rica is grown in fairly large quantities by some, but it is considered too slow in growth and therefore too costly by others. It resembles Cocos Weddelliana in appearance, but has somewhat larger and broader leaves. It flourishes under the same conditions as the Cocos, and, although it takes longer to grow, realizes only the same price. Geonomas, however, last much longer than Cocos, and will stand rougher usage.