A small palm from the New Hebrides, the licuala has an upright trunk of up to 10 ft. (3 m) high, which is covered in fibrous leaf bases. The long-staIked leaf blades are arranged spirally around the upper part of the stem. Each blade is rounded and glossy, reaching up to 3 ft. (90 cm) across on a mature plant.
They are pale to mid-green with wavy edge.; and divided into three wedge-shaped segments. The green- white flowers are produced on long, drooping spikes in summer. This is a good plant for a warm conservatory where it can be grown in a border.
Size: Height 10 ft. (3 m).
Light: Indirect sunlight or partial shade.
Temperature: Keep warm; minimum 60°F (15°C).
Moisture: Keep thoroughly moist from spring to fall, drier during the winter.
Feeding: Use standard liquid fertilizer once a month from spring to fall.
Propagation: Sow seed in spring at 80°F (25°C) or take suckers from an established plant
Special needs: Mist regularly during summer, especially if temperatures are high.