Johannesteijsmannia perakensis 'Joey on a Stick'
Daun payung Perak, Joey on a Stick.
Habitat and Distribution
Endemic to Ipoh (Perak) in NW Peninsular Malaysia, in low mountainous rainforests.
This spectacular palm is similar to Johannesteijsmannia altifrons but develops a slender aboveground trunk that can reach about 4 m (13 ft.) tall, making it the largest of the genus. Johannesteijsmannia perakensis is the only species with a trunk. (Up to 4 m tall.) Solitary palm that can reach heights over 20 feet high, due a long slender trunk that grows to 12 feet in length. The undivided large leathery leaves are the most desirable trait of this palm. They can reach 10 feet long and remain undivided. The overall shape of the undivided leaves can be compared to a elongated diamond. A slow growing palm, the J. perakensis can take upwards to 10 years to develop a viewable trunk.
Shady, moist and well drained understory area where it can avoid too much direct sunlight throughout the day. Due to its slow growing nature, it should be planted in a area where other plants will not overtake it throughout the years. The J. perakensis is not cold hardy and should be grown in zones 10-11 only. It cannot handle sub 40 F temperatures well, and should be protected if the temperatures are to drop under 40 F.
Comments and Curiosities
While in its native range it has been common enough that the very large undivided, diamond-shaped and strongly pleated leaves have been put to the rather profane use of thatching local dwellings, today, like so many palms, it is seriously threatened by the destruction of virgin rainforests without which it cannot regenerate. Because seeds have not been available for propagation, it has remained exceedingly rare though, the most uncommon of the Joey palms, and is seen only in very few collectors gardens around the world.
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