Common Name Ruffled Fan Palm
Type of Plant Palm
With circular, undivided, glossy green leaves, Licuala grandis is a notable favorite among collectors. It remains relatively small into maturity and will max out in height at 10 feet, typically. Its petioles are toothed and it makes an incredibly attractive understory addition.
Requirements Preferring shade until fully mature, Licuala grandis wants a constantly moist soil and gentle winds. If introduced to sun when fully grown, a very humid climate is recommended to prevent shock. It is a tropical native, meaning that it should also be protected from temperatures lower than 30 degrees whenever possible.
Country of Origin Vanuatu, Malaya
Cold Tolerance 30
Sun Needs Light Shade