Ecuadorian Wax Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
An emergant palm of the Andes rainforest.
A tall, solitary palm, with a waxy crownshaft, and dark green leaves that are whitish underneath. The trunk is also very waxy, it feels like it's been powdered with baby powder.
Cool,humid and moist, but well drained. That said the plant pictured here is growing in Ventura California, where the summers would be quite hot and dry.
Figure 2. C. ventricosum crown detail.
Figure 1. C. ventricosum in Ventura, California.
Contributed by: Dave from So-Cal (Figure 1) Dutch Vandervort (Figure 2)
For further information try VPE PALM