Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana is a large shrub, typically growing 5 to 10 feet tall in nature, with a single stem-like trunk up to 2 m tall. This palm is native to Central America and is suitable for growing in zones 9-11 of the USDA hardiness zone scale. TheColigalloPalm likes to grow in semi-shade and needs regular water to thrive. Indoors, watering should occur no more than once a week, but outdoor plants should receive moderate water.
With its lush fronds and vivid hue, this palm-lookalike is an attractive addition to any outdoor space. As it is a low maintenance plant, it is an ideal landscape option for those who are looking for something easy to care for. Additionally, its vibrant looks will attract both butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
In colder climates, Calyptrogyne ghiesbreghtiana can be grown in a container in a bright spot and brought inside when temperatures drop. When the plant is moved from the outside to indoors, it should be provided with a reliable light source. Outdoors, it can be moved to a sheltered spot if temperatures dip too low. It should be given adequate water, regular fertilizer and mulching for optimal growth. Pruning should be done regularly to avoid overcrowding of fronds and allow the light to reach all of the leaves. Lastly, when repotting, use a specially formulated organic palm-mix soil and ensure that the pot is one size larger than before.
With the right care and the right conditions, the Coligallo Palm will thrive in its new home. Its incredibly lush foliage and low maintenance profle, makes it a great choice for gardeners of all experience levels.