Monday, 12 December 2016

Carludovica Palmata Panama-hat Plant Care Propagation Guide

This is one of a small group of short-stemmed palmlike perennials grown mainly for their leaves, although the brightly colored fruits are also attractive. 

The bright green, pliable, fan-shaped leaves are up to 3ft/90cm wide, with three to five main segmented divisions. Each lobe has a drooping ragged tip. In tropical regions the bleached leaves provide the material for Panama hats.

Carludovica Palmata Panama-hat Plant



FACT FILE

ORIGIN Central America, south to Bolivia. 

HEIGHT To 6ft/1.8m or more.

POTTING MIX Peat-moss-based with added sharp sand.

REPOTTING Repot only young plants, as they fill the container with roots.

PROPAGATION Sow seeds at any time of year.

KEEPING PLANTS This is a fairly long-lived plant in a warm sunroom or greenhouse.

Carludovica Palmata Panama-hat Plant image

Carludovica Palmata Panama-hat Indoor PLANT CARE


  • Full sun. 
  • Minimum temperature of 60°F/ 16°C. 
  • Water plentifully when the plant is in active growth. 
  • Feed occasionally with dilute liquid general fertilizer.


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