I found this variegated Raphis while tooling around Hilo and I swiped it up! I have no experience with these types of Raphis but have always been a "lurker" in this department. I was very glad to find this! It had some bugs but i know I can get that under control.
I hope somebody that knows about the Japanese classifications could ID this one. I am going to start doing internet research.
National Weather Service indicated a low temperature of 48 degrees at the Hilo Intl Airport for March 6, 2013. No other nearby stations recorded anything other than the low 50s. Hilo has never recorded a temp below 53 degrees, to the best of my knowledge. Does this make sense to any of you other East Hawaii palm growers?