Houseplant of the week: ruffled fan palm

Native to the Solomon and Vanuatu islands, this extraordinary palm will thrive in a shady spot in your front room

Why will I love it?
Licuala grandis is a spectacular and extremely rare palm. Its large, shiny, undivided and pleated leaves look like the work of an origami master. They’re so hard to find that you’re more likely to see one on Instagram than in a plant shop – and they start at around £200.

Light or shade?
Partial shade.

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