It has a single slender trunk, 4-5 inches in diameter that takes years to develop. The Ruffled Fan Palm is known for its unique palmate, or fan-shape leaves, with attractive splitting patterns that make it stand out in any environment.
Leaves are circular, luscious green, glossy, ruffled, hence the name Ruffled Fan Palm, about 22 inches in diameter, with notched tips. The inflorescence emerges from among the leaves bearing bisexual flowers, male and female reproductive organs grow on the same flower. Ruffled Fan Palm produces marble-like green fruit that turns red when ripe. This berry looking fruit is round with a single seed inside.
|Common Name||Vanuatu Fan Palm, Palas Palm|
|Maximum Reachable Height||5-10 feet.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
Make sure to protect it from high winds to avoid frond damage.
|Sunlight||Partial shade. It grows best in partial shade and should not be exposed to full sun.|
|Watering||It needs a lot of water with good drainage.|
|Temperature||It can tolerate cold down to 30F when mature enough. It is great for growing in USDA Zones 10a (30 to 35 F) to 11 (above 40 F).|
|Fertilizer||Apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continues release formula twice a year during growing season.|