The Ribbon Palm, with fan-shaped leaves that split into long graceful ribbons, is much tougher than it looks.
This is a solitary palm, it grows a single trunk, slim, straight and upright. Ribbon Palms have uniquely long leaves that give a delicate appearance. But these palms can take frequent cold temperatures that we have here in East Texas.
When young, the palm's fronds will drape to the ground. A trunk will form as it matures. Very nice planted alone, Ribbon Palms can be especially attractive planted in groups. The Ribbon Palm can reach 30 feet or more in height but it's a slow grower. Although drought-tolerant once established, this palm keeps its good looks best with regular watering.