Carludovica sp. is a low-growing, palm-like stove plant. The flowers of the species are separate sexes, arranged in a cylindrical spiral form and close together in small squares. Its leaves are stiff and deeply divided into two to five divisions. It is a very ornamental species and can be used as a beautiful tropical garden addition.
Carludovica sp. prefers full sun exposure and warm temperatures of at least 55 degrees in USDA zone 10-11. It thrives best in a soil mix of two parts peat and one part sandy loam and should be kept lightly moist throughout the growing season. Additionally, it should be pruned regularly in order to keep its growth under control. For optimal growth, these plants should be placed in containers with well-drained soil.
This species is native to tropical regions of South America including Peru, Colombia, and other areas. Carludovica sp. can reach heights of up to 20 feet. Its rich foliage and vibrant color will bring life and beauty to any home. Enjoy!