Scientific Name: Johannesteijmannia altifrons
Johannesteijmannia altifrons

Min. Temperature: 37F (2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water, humid air
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Malaysia
Leaf: Costapalmate, 7 to 11 entire leaves with silvery looking underside covered with fine hair., 6 feet long (1.8 m), 6 feet wide (1.8 m). 4 feet long (1.2 m) petiole.

These leaves arch over and leave any viewer with an unforgettable sight. These palms are only just coming into general cultivation, but because of their spectacular appearance, are becoming extremely sought after. A mature specimen in the Flecker Gardens in Cairns has caused such an impression that these plants sell out almost as soon as they become available in North Queensland. They are quite amenable to cultivation, prefering a shady, sheltered spot,with plants growing very happily as far south as Brisbane.

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