This fast growing palm usually reaches up to 15 to 20 ft tall . It grow in full sun or partial shade. It's very drought resistant and can withstand long periods of dry weather once established. It requires moderate watering and needs to be well watered in the heat of summer.
When grown in a pot, Heterospathe elata (Sagisi pam) needs to be repotted every 2 years, and fertilized every 3-4 months using a balanced fertilizer. In colder regions, it will need to be placed in a sheltered spot and planter filled with an insulating medium like perlite.