Ladyfinger or Raphis Palm, as they are called have very shiny dark leaves. Their fronds stretch out like fingers on a hand from an upright furry trunk.
They like their soil to stay moist. Drying the soil severely can cause the foliage to turn gray, brown and crunchy. If the soil becomes too moist, the soil can encourage root rot and damage will eventually show up in the foliage with brown tips, spotting on the new growth and entire parts of the plant turning brown.
New fronds come out from the center of the trunk. Trim off lower leaves as they age and become discolored. If new growth is dead, the whole trunk needs to be cut out, because it has rotted, and the leaves will all eventually become dry and crunchy.