And then there are the aesthetics. Even if you allow just one cane to grow, it can sprout three-foot leaves as big as those of umbrella palms, and can grow to ten feet or more by Summer's end. How will this immense display of gigantic foliage coordinate with its surroundings? It's unrealistic to think of Tetrapanax as anything other than a loud-and-proud star. As you think of all of the practical aspects of siting, consider as well which location gives this astounding species the unapologetically dramatic context it needs.