Licuala Grandis

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Licuala Grandis

Common Names: Ruffled Fan Palm, Licuala Palm, Grand Licuala

Overview: The Licuala Grandis, or Licuala Palm is a true stand-out with its glossy, pleated, fan-like fronds. Native to the humid rainforests of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, the palm puts out a drooping cluster of fruits that mature late in the season. Many gardeners cluster Licualas beneath a tall shade tree for a visually pleasing look. Indoors, the palm can be a dramatic accent. Make sure to place it where it can benefit from bright light and warmth.

The Licuala prefers partial shade or dappled sun when young. It will not thrive with constant wind exposure. Older specimens can take more sun if humidity is high and summer temperatures are not too scorching. Soil should be fast draining. Water regularly to ensure soil remains evenly moist.


A Distinctive and Elegant Palm that makes a Grand Statement

The Licuala Grandis is one of the most elegant pants. It is a slow-growing plant, and a great option to grow indoors. The plant is native to the Solomon and Vanuatu Islands, near Australia’s coast. This plant can grow up to 15’ and if you keep it in a container, it can grow up between 6′ and 10′. The leaves of the Ruffled Fan Palm are large and seemingly very beautiful. 

Caring for your Ruffled Fan Palm 

The plant has a wild personality, and when taking care of it, there are several things you must consider, such as the amount of water you should give it or how much light is enough for the plant to grow to its full potential. Let’s dive into all the care perimeters you should consider.


These plants flourish when kept indoors, as they need bright but indirect light. You can keep them near a south or north-facing window, ensuring they get all the light they need. These plants usually grow in the light direction, so you must be very careful when keeping them indoors. The plant does not tolerate full sunlight, so you should not keep it outdoors.


The Licuala Palm is not very picky regarding the type of soil. However, for the best results, you can use sandy soil and add a lot of humus. Your second-best option should be clay or loam soil. Do not worry about the pH levels of the soil; it can be neutral, acidic, or alkaline. Just ensure the soil is draining well so the roots do not sit in the water for a long time.


You do not need to water the plant very frequently; it does not need a lot of water. Before you water it, check the soil to see if the plotting mix has dried out. If the soil is dry, then you must water it. However, it is best to avoid over-watering it.

During the winter, the plant’s growth stunts, and at this time, you need to hold back on watering the plant, as it does not need a lot of water when it is not growing. 


On the surface, these plants do not need a lot of fertilizer, but if you feed them some fertilizer, that will help with their growth. For the best results, use a slow-release fertilizer. You can add this once or twice during the growing season. During the winter, the Ruffled Fan Palm does not need fertilizers, as there is no significant growth during that time. If you overuse fertilizers, you can cause the plant to suffer fertilizer burn.

Common Issues

The Licuala Grandis is easy to keep, but like all plants, some issues can pose a problem. You should recognize these problems and deal with them accordingly.


These plants are fairly resistant to pests, but they may still be damaged by pests that affect all the houseplants. You need to take the right protocol to avoid the infestation of pests. You can use pesticides or organic ways to ward off all pests. 


These plants can be sensitive to sudden changes, overwatering, and fertilizer burn. Try to ensure that you provide everything in moderation, so you do not shock your plants. If you overwater them, the plant’s roots can rot, and that would cause significant damage to the overall plant.

Furthermore, when adding fertilizer to the soil, the best way would be to go with a slow-release fertilizer, so it does not shock the plant.


You can prune the plant if you want to make sure that you keep its shape. Other than that, there is no evident need for you to prune it regularly. It has a typically slow growth, so pruning is not necessary.


To propagate the plant, you have to take suckers from the plant and then repot it. The care for the new plant is similar to the care you would give a mature plant. You can also propagate the plant using the seeds. However, it may take a long time for the seeds to germinate.


If you want to repot the plant, you need to be very careful of the root system, so the repotting helps boost growth. When repotting the plant, it is a great idea to replace the old potting mix and replace it with the new one. Other than that, the plant has a slow growth, so you don’t have to worry about repotting it every now and then.

Additional information


11a, 11b, 12a, 13b, 13a, 12b

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Shade

Mature Height

6 ft – 12 ft


4 ft – 8 ft

34 reviews for Licuala Grandis

  1. Judy C. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants. I like seeing the actual plant I’m getting. Prices are reasonable for rare plants too

  2. michael mislan (verified owner)

    wish it would be a little bigger since these take a long time to grow

  3. Glenna D. (verified owner)

    They shipped it proper and plant came with no soil spillage and leaf breakage…they have a good method for shipping …great common sense..bought xlarge palm tree ..will use this company again for my other plant needs. Thanks so much

  4. Sarah S. (verified owner)

  5. Cloyd Laporte (verified owner)

    Healthy and happy, but a bit smaller than I expected.

  6. Sara Gilstrap (verified owner)

    So far, so good. Watered a little/drained well. Bought a 3 Way Soil Meter, moisture registers 7 and meter suggests 8 for Palms, close enough? Humidifier registers 41 / 74.5 F. No full sun but good light. Licuala Grandes

  7. Sara Gilstrap (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful! Sent just what they said and came in perfect condition. Will keep ordering and so happy!
    Sara Gilstrap, Colorado Springs

  8. Warren Diepraam (verified owner)

    Rare plant but at a good price! Loved the delivery notifications

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love the plant so far, wish the delivery read the box to keep it upright, but otherwise everything else was great.

  10. michael mislan (verified owner)

    nice healthy palm however wish it was larger

  11. Jordan S. (verified owner)

    Out of the box, I had to remove one frond because it looked sickly. Otherwise, it’s still settling in and looking better by the day. Looking forward to it being a feature plant!

  12. Matthew A. (verified owner)

    Plant is green and healthy with new leaf emerging

  13. REBECCA M. (verified owner)

    My plant is fabulous!!! It arrived perfect. Thank you so much

  14. Cathy Lance (verified owner)

    I can’t believe how luscious this palm is. Healthy, robust and just amazing. Will never ever buy from anyone but PlantVine again.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

  16. Molly G. (verified owner)

    I am amazed at how beautiful my little palm is! A two-day journey to get here turned into ten, as the package got temporarily lost at a FedEx facility en route. I was afraid it would be half dead when I opened the box, but it was glossy, green, and gorgeous! The soil was not bone dry, either — a testament to Plant one’s careful packaging. It is a lovely and elegant addition to my home.

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love it. It’s a healthy little plant. However the soil wasn’t sealed good and most of it was loose in the box when it arrived.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

  19. Maria R. (verified owner)

    Beautiful, I need help With how to care for it

  20. STUART KRYSHKA (verified owner)

  21. Karissa (verified owner)

    I LOVE my licuala palm! I have been wanting one for some time and I’m glad I finally decided to buy one! It arrived carefully pack and it has large, round full leaves.

  22. Jennifer Floyd (verified owner)

    Love this plant, it came perfectly packaged and settled quickly into its shape after being opened. I waited a few days and just placed it into its new planter, I could tell it had been fertilized and the soil was still moist. I’m in love with the leaves, fan shaped with the ruffles. It’s a people pleaser and rare one so I’m thankful I have now!

  23. Ruvin (verified owner)

    The palm came looking healthy! I’m very satisfied with the purchase, thank you!

  24. MICHAEL P MISLAN (verified owner)

    very nice and healthy big palm

  25. Tonilyn Leclerc (verified owner)

  26. Matthew T. (verified owner)

    Perfect form, no torn foliage or discoloration… stunned by this beautiful specimen!

  27. Thao (verified owner)

    My plant arrived well packed and in great health with some new growth sprouting! I loved being able to see the plant that was shipped, such a great feature! Will order again!

  28. Brittany G. (verified owner)

    Great experience – service and shipping is by far the best I’ve come across. PlantVine team- Thank you for providing excellent quality plants and exceptional service!

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

  30. Mackenzie (verified owner)

    Very health plant, shipping was fast and the plant arrived in good shape.

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Why others chose the Licuala Grandis

Wishlist plant!!

Because it looks grand and exotic and grows in partial shade.

Want to place in my bathroom. Was looking for a palm to set the tropical vibe. I love the shape of the palm leaves on this one!

It’s beautiful!

Replace one

I've been browsing Licuala species for my new palm collection, especially a large size. I am so looking forward to this :D