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Jungle Drum

Carludovica palmata

Jungle Drum Plant Features

Jungle drum is a good houseplant for you if you like texture! It features medium-sized, mid-green leaves that have an interesting textured appearance, making it stand out from other houseplants. This fun foliage is especially striking when jungle drum is grown in a pot with a smooth finish, such as glazed ceramic. Or go bold and place your jungle drum in a container that has a contrasting texture. 

A slow-growing tropical indoor plant, jungle drum is perfect for desks, tables, and countertops when it's young. Older plants develop a woody stem and are excellent floor plants, bringing color, texture, and life to any room. 

Jungle Drum Questions?
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Jungle Drum Growing Instructions

Grow jungle drum in a spot that has medium to bright light. This tropical doesn't need direct sun; in fact, too much direct sun on the leaves can cause sunburn in hot climates. Because it's not too fussy about light, it's a good houseplant for anyone. Jungle drum is also excellent in corporate offices, where it thrives under artificial lighting. 

Water jungle drum when the soil starts to feel dry. It's not an especially thirsty plant, making it good for beginners. If jungle drum stays too dry for extended periods, you might notice the edges of its leaves turning brown and tattered.

A tropical indoor plant, jungle drum likes average- to above-average relative humidity levels. If your home or office has dry air, place a small humidifier to make your jungle drum feel more at home, or group it with other houseplants. 

You don't need to fertilize jungle drum very much. In fact, just once or twice a year is all it really needs to get by. But you can treat your plant to more frequent fertilization if you wish; just be sure to follow the directions on the packaging. 

Jungle Drum is not recommended for human or animal consumption.

  • Light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

Complement your Jungle Drum with these varieties:
Jungle drum's rugged foliage makes it a fun partner for dieffenbachia's smooth foliage.

Calathea's colorful, patterned leaves are a great complement to jungle drum.