Considered to be the most cold-hardy of all palms, withstanding temperatures down to -23°C (-10°F), Rhapidophyllum
is suprisingly rare in cultivation. One of the reasons may be that seeds are almost never available and plants are
difficult to come by. A well grown specimen, with its dark green, glossy leaves, is a handsome palm, and well worth
the trouble of obtaining or growing it, despite the fierce armament of its
short, fibrous trunk.