This is not exactly an outside plant, though when it is larger it technically should be able to survive winter outside here in zone 6 with some protection (and if it doesn't get way too cold). In other words, it is destined to forever be a houseplant. It is considered one of the hardy palms and is a truly lovely thing that lives in a shaded spot outside in the summer and a not too sunny spot in the greenhouse in the winter. It is evergreen and seems to be quite undemanding as long as I water it and feed it regularly. Our is about 4 years old and maybe 3 feet tall and getting quite bushy. In fact, it is getting a little big for the greenhouse which is really a tiny one, gotten 15 years ago when I didn't realize I would want a bigger one. Maybe just as well because I do tend to fill empty plant spaces with plants (windowsills, ceiling hooks, tables, etc).
Despite the prediction of rain for today, the temperatures will be in the 60s so I hope to be able to work outside for at least awhile. I love my hibernation time in the winter when I have lots of time to work on the website and sew and work on the ongoing renovation of our 'antique' house, but sometime in February I start to get itchy to get back to work in the garden. I think that time has arrived for this year.