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Licuala grandis - Ruffled Fan Palm

Licuala grandis - Ruffled Fan Palm (Licuala grandis - Ruffled Fan Palm)

Ruffled Fan Palm is one of the world's most ornamental
and beautiful palms. It's a very tropical palm from New
Herbrides in the South Pacific. These palm trees are
growing happily at The Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens
on O' ahu, Hawaii. Photo taken August 9, 2009.

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Another great palm.

30 Oct, 2009


Yes, it is...I hope one day to own one!

30 Oct, 2009


Very striking. I have never seen this type of palm before, thank you.

30 Oct, 2009




This is a tropical rainforest understory needs semi-shade to shade all year...and of course, warm weather also.

31 Oct, 2009


I have 2 planted a few months in a very shady area , already they have doubled in height .

Delonix I forgot to answer your question on how old my Adenium obesum is . It was half the size of the one in the photo. when I got it not quite a year ago. I am amazed at the speed it has grown.

2 Nov, 2009



Sounds great! Unfortunately, Licuala grandis does not do well's too dry....however, Licuala spinosa, ramsayi, peltata, and elegans do very well here in shade with lots of water. I have L. ransayi and L. peltata var. 'sumawongii'.

Adenium obesum is typically slow...the variety you have
must be a faster growing. I know in the last few year I have
seen some really interesting varieties -- with flower shades in purple, darker reds and pinks.

3 Nov, 2009

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