Licuala spinosa
Spiny Licuala palm

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 Licuala spinosa





Southeast Asia

Cold Hardiness: 

26 F.

Trunk type:

This palm has slender trunks (about an inch); crown is brown and fibrous.

Leaf type:

Fan leaf, the petiole (leafstalk) is heavily armed with spines.


Suckering (multiple trunks).


Is a great palm for those who have some experience growing palms.  Normal watering needs.

Speed of growth:



Approximately 8 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich soil with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Shade or filtered light.

General Description:

This is a very nice palm for those who have experience growing palms.  It can be a bit fickle but it is worth a try if you live in a warmer area.

Other Notes:

If you like this palm see Rhapis excelsa, Licuala ramsayi, Licuala radula, Licuala elegans and Sabal mauritiiformis.

Further Data:

In our area, compared to Licuala ramsayi, takes less sun

Palm for sale/Availability:

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