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Chinese Fan Palm

Livistona chinensis

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Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) at Colonial Gardens

Chinese Fan Palm

Chinese Fan Palm

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Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) at Colonial Gardens

Chinese Fan Palm foliage

Chinese Fan Palm foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) at Colonial Gardens

Chinese Fan Palm

Chinese Fan Palm

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Other Names:  Fountain Palm

Description:

This variety produces beautiful, deep green palmate leaves that are deeply divided into long ribbons that sway on gentle breezes; a nice tropical screen when young, but will ascend on a tall single trunk in time; a lovely landscape accent

Features & Attributes

Chinese Fan Palm's attractive glossy lobed palmate leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an evergreen houseplant with a strong central leader and a towering form with a high canopy of foliage concentrated at the top of the plant. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Chinese Fan Palm can be expected to grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 40 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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