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Leaves of this plant are used to make mats, baskets and even thatched roofs in the tropics and have a waxy coating that makes them naturally water resistant. Large prop roots emerge from the trunk to help support the plant.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.