Distribution: Approximately 108 species ranging from India to Southern China, through SE Asia to Malesia, Queensland, the Solomon Island & New Hebrides. The greatest diversity is found in Malaya, Borneo & New Guinea
LPG Area: Licuala Lane, Pacific Drive, Bali Walk, Taveuni Trail, Sumatra Trail, Borneo Trail, New Guinea Place, Metroxylon Avenue, Polynesian Circle, Amazonas Walk
Close Relatives: Johannesteijsmannia & Livistona
Growing Comments: Licuala palms are true rainforest palms so they all thrive in our location. Most of them like shade or partial shade, but they also require lots of rainfall so the key to success is finding a shady spot that still gets a good amount of rain. Some species, like L. ramsayi & L. spinosa, can take full sun. Growth rate among the many different species probably varies from a 2.0 to a 4.0-4.5 on a 1-10 scale.