Howea fosteriana - Kentia palm - Tabletop Palm|
The tabletop palm goes back to Victorian times as a houseplant, getting its name because it's happy enough sitting on a table in the middle of a room with no direct light. It's a hardy plant here in south Texas, having survived a summer week without water, floods, below freezing blasts from the north, being in the same pot for two years with no feeding, all the while methodically, albeit slowly, putting up new leaves.
At the time this was taken I was giving it about 5 hours of morning sun. I now keep it in the shade of a big ash tree. You can see the leaflets are narrow in this picture; in its new shadier home, the leaflets have fattened up. I like the fat leaf look much better.
Pay no attention to the cigar. And for the record, plants don't care if you smoke or not despite what the trend-following sheep think. Yeah, I said it.