Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)
The Needle Palm is one of the toughest and most tolerable accent style palms available on the market, which is why they're exploding in popularity. This is a fantastic choice for landscapers who are looking for a "hands-off" accent palm that still looks great because of their ability to tolerate a wide variety of soil types and deficiencies, extreme temperatures, and little to no water.
The slow growing nature of the Needle palm is readily apparent in more mature specimens. The fronds of this palm grow tightly together forming a 'clustering' appearance that looks as if it's simply stacking frond after frond. This is a widely desired factor due to the predictably of their growth pattern - this is one palm you know where and how it will look today and 10 years from now.
Small, slow growing accent palm
Clumping style growth adds lots of character to compact areas
Very easy to grow and requires little maintenance
Tolerates wide variety of conditions - high heat and very cold resistant