Licuala peltata var. sumawongii
This is the magnificent and much desired, entire-leaved variety of Licuala
peltata, sometimes erroneously also called Licuala elegans. It is a moderately
sized palm with usually only a short trunk, and its crown holds as many
as 15 huge, flat, undivided fan leaves up to 2 m (7 ft.) in diameter!
"It won't grow where I live, it's too tropical" you might say,
but you might be wrong. This species is much more tolerant of cool conditions
than nearly any other Licuala and it will thrive in subtropical and tropical
conditions and possibly even in protected spots in some frost-free, warm
temperate climes, of course always out of the wind. We now have seeds
of this stunning plant available at a very affordable LOW PRICE!