The well-known "Old Man Palm" has a slim trunk that is thickly
covered with long, dense and woolly, pale brown fibers, giving the palm
a most bizarre appearance. Once past the slow seedling stage, it grows
faster than might be imagined. It thrives in most warm temperate and tropical
areas and will even take a short, light frost without damage. It prefers
a sunny situation and needs well drained soil. Makes a fascinating potted
plant as well. Seeds are always in short supply, so hurry.