This palm originates from the mountainous area north of Thailand and grows there on the tops of the limestone cliffs at an altitude of 2000m. The Trachycarpus oreophilus is sometimes surrounded for whole days by clouds in its natural environment. The palm has beautiful leaves and a bare trunk. In terms of appearance, the plant is probably the most similar to the Trachycarpus manipur. There are currently no plants larger than seedlings to be found.