Rhapis multifida is similar to Rhapis excelsa in most respects except that, overall, it is more refined in appearance. It is slightly shorter, has wider, slightly paler green leaves with more and narrower leaflets that, being less stiff, are inclined to droop a little. The crown is less dense. However, it is equally tolerant of indoor conditions and makes an exceptionally fine architectural specimen for the house, conservatory or greenhouse. Experienced -5C in our unheated greenhouse without damage.