This species of cockroach can be seen hanging out on plants at night, like palm trees or coconut trees. Cuban Cockroaches are great scavengers, eating what they can. They feed on plant matter, rotting matter, animal matter and paper.
Dark brown larvae hide in leaf litter and vegetation until they mature into adults. All become very good fliers and are attracted to lights at night. Some consider this species a 'pet' (like the popular and large Madagascar Hissing Cockroach) thanks to the vibrant color.