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Habitat and Location:

Licuala grandis, commonly known as the Ruffled Fan Palm, is a tropical palm species native to the rainforests of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and the Santa Cruz Island group. This species typically inhabits the moist, shaded understories of these forests, thriving in the warm, humid environment provided by the dense canopy.

 

Description and Key Features:

Licuala grandis is noted for its distinctive, fan-shaped leaves that create a stunning visual display. The plant features large, circular leaves with deeply pleated segments, giving them a ruffled appearance. The leaves are bright green and glossy, adding a touch of tropical elegance to any space. The plant produces small, inconspicuous flowers that give way to bright red berries, enhancing its ornamental value.

 

This species is a visually striking addition to any tropical plant collection, whether in a greenhouse, conservatory, or as a houseplant. Its unique leaf shape and lush foliage make it a standout choice for various indoor and outdoor settings.

 

Care Instructions:

For optimal growth, Licuala grandis should be placed in moderate shade. While it can tolerate some bright light, it thrives best with filtered sunlight. Ensure the plant is in a well-draining soil mix, such as a peat-based or sandy loam mix, to maintain adequate moisture without waterlogging. Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy.

 

Maintain an intermediate to warm environment with daytime temperatures ranging from 20-30 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures between 18-24 degrees Celsius. Licuala grandis prefers high humidity, so regular misting or placing the plant on a humidity tray can help maintain the desired moisture levels. Avoid placing the plant in drafts or sudden temperature changes, as it is sensitive to such conditions.

 

Specifications:

 

Plant Size: Becoming mature, 50 cm.

Family: Arecaceae

Plant Passport: A Licuala grandis B 140084 c 12877 d GB

Licuala grandis

SKU: Licuala grandis
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