Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
realarch

The South American Licuala

Recommended Posts

realarch

Here are a few photos of tropical palms from South America from the genus Chelyocarpus. They could be mistaken for Licuala because at first glance they are strikingly similar. Started out a bit slow in the beginning, but are now growing at a reasonable pace. In medium shade, ground is always moist, and humidity high.

The first is C. chuco, a one leaf door prize seedling about 10 years ago. It’s grown into a beautiful clumping palm with great color and shiny leaves. 

73EA1381-800A-45D6-99BE-DED3941F9192.jpeg

ED918D87-6220-4E8B-AB7B-65E7B117E689.jpeg

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
realarch

The next one is C. ulei. Again, same conditions growing not far from C. chuco. This one is only a few years old and is still small, but has been a pretty good grower. More of a pinwheel leaf and a lighter green color. 

Tim

F74AC44D-9E1A-442E-BA2D-D4B013B2DE80.jpeg

  • Like 4
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
John hovancsek

Both are in my opinion amazing palms. I have both but my ulei is really really small 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Merlyn

That Chuco is a really wild palm, almost like bowtie fans!  If the Leu Gardens one had survived the 2009 extended 29F event I'd probably plant several...if I could find them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mike in kurtistown

chuco in full sun (with grass):

1004029950_Chelyocarpuschuco_1_MLM_042422.thumb.JPG.7655980b8263cd979e143a8fbcd6f4a9.JPG

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Frond-friend42

Wow, Tim, such an extensive collection, never ceases to amaze. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
realarch

Thanks Lars. Sometimes it does feel like Noah’s ark around here. Then something else comes along…..:mellow:

Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...