The Erytheas are natives of this coast and perfectly hardy in all the valley and coast counties, so grow well in any garden soil with ordinary treatment.

Erythea armata, commonly called the Blue Palm, is of slow growth and very distinct in habit and in the color of its leaves which are of a bluish grey and deeply cut. Erythea edulis is a much quicker grower, having larger leaves of deep green.

Propagate by seeds sown, in Spring, one inch deep in a warm greenhouse or in a mild hotbed and grown in pots for at least one year when they may be planted in the nursery.