The first time I see the picture of this plant called Acoelorrhaphe I can tell that this is what we called Anahaw which is our national leaves. The acoelorrhaphe is attractive clumping palm punctuates the flat horizon of the Everglades across South Florida. This plants also known as paurotis palm, it makes a beautiful and interesting landscape specimen. In this country people make the leaves as their house rope instead of using tin. When I was young my parents used grass leaves as our rope. I was scared that time because the rope can easily caught fire. I like grass rope, it is more comfortable inside and when rain comes is not making any noise but the tin rope does. These plant was firmly plentiful in Florida but many plants were taken for nursery trade. The palm is now protected in the wild by law. Trees propagated from seeds or by sawing apart the base of a cluster are available in nurseries. This plant can also be found in the West Indies, Cuba and parts of Central America. The leaves are light green with silvery undersides and grow 2-3 feet in diameter. They are deeply divided into 1 in segment and are held on this 3 ft leaf stems. About 25 leaves are arranged into crowns that sit above thin stems that are only 2-4 in diameter and are covered with loose brown fiber. Tips of how to plant this plant. Dig out an area for the tree that is about 3 or 4 times the diameter of the container or root ball and the same depth as the container or root ball. Use a pitchfork or shovel to scarify the side of the hole.