An unusual looking, multi-stemmed palm, which is a maximum of 6 m tall. The slim, flat and evenly pinnate leaves have glossy-white undersides. This palm grows in considerable heights of 2000-2150 meters and can withstand snowfalls and strong frosts at their habitat. It is therefore sure the most cold resistand Arenga and an excellent palm for the cold greenhouse culture, which is used to wet and mild summers and cold, dry winters. It prefers rich soil and occasional fertilization.