A very decorative plant, also called "Madagascar palm". Its gray-green trunk is covered with stiff and strong spines. At the apex of the trunk, glossy dark green lanceolate leaves sprout, which are embellished with yellow spots and streaks that make the plant even more special. As P. lamerei grows, it loses its leaves, thus showing all the beauty of the trunk. Only adult plants produce a white colored flower. In the period of vegetative rest it loses its leaves to put them back, when it is in vegetation.