Umbrella Palms have 24 to 72 inch high stems with thin blades arranged like an umbrella on the end. Plant them in nutrient rich soil in 2 to 5-gallon or larger containers. They prefer 1 to 6 inches water depth, and to be placed in sun to partial shade. Umbrella Palms may spread 12-48″. Grow in wet, boggy soils in part shade to full shade. Best in part shade. Leaves may scorch if grown in full sun or if exposed to hot, drying winds in hot summer climates. Grows well in both standing water (up to 4 ft.) and in boggy soils.