This handsome evergreen features a single, thick trunk when young, as it matures it can be potted with multiple trunks together to form a palmlike appearance.

Mature plants reach ceiling height. They have few equals for planter and large container decorations. Arching, oblong, pointed leaves, 10 to 12 inches long, spiral around the trunk.

Light: Will survive in low (reading level) light, but prefers a moderately bright spot such as a north or east window.

Water: Water thoroughly, but allow to dry between waterings.

Humidity: Average indoor humidity levels.

Temperatures: 50º to 55º F at night, 65º to 70º F during the day.

Fertilization: Fertilize all year, more heavily in summer.

Propagation: Take stem cuttings or air-layer at any time.

Grooming: Pick off yellowed leaves and wash leaves occasionally.

Repotting: Repot at any time.

Problems: Poor drainage, too frequent watering, or standing in water will cause root rot.

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