The ruffled fan palm, aptly named because of its picture-perfect ruffled, circular leaves, is one of the most elegant small palms available for tropical gardens. The corrugated, unsegmented leaves are bright glossy green and immediately catch the eye with the symmetry and shape. The leafstalks are armed with sharp teeth, and the trunk is equally elegant -- slender and dainty, in perfect proportion to the leaves.
In general, licuala palms are rainforest understory plants that require lots of shade and rich, constantly moist but very well-drained soil to do well. They are not sun-tolerant palms and direct sun will scorch the leaves, so be sure to site a licuala palm under a shade tree or on the north side of a wall or building. These palms do best in rich organic soil with regular fertilization. As a group they are spiny, so be sure to use sturdy leather gloves when handling these palms.
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