Paurotis palms are constantly growing new shoots and have to be pruned to keep them under control. Notice the attractive, long, slender trunks. They are a native of the Everglades.
The growth habit of the paurotis palm is similar to that of the areca in that a steady supply of new shoots erupt from the base. In this respect, palm stalks can be selectively left to grow, or removed to reach or maintain a target size.