Chinese fan palm, fountain palm
Livistona chinensis is an elegant single-trunked palm, with glossy deeply divided fan shaped leaves that droop gracefully downwards.
Mature Fountain Palms can form cream flowers in early summer, but even juvenile specimens are very arresting.
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Care & Size Guidance
Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Water less in winter and check that the top 3 inches are dry to the touch. We suggest using filtered, distilled or rain water to avoid chemicals in the tap water.
Most indoor plants like a steady diet of liquid plant food, but not palms. Palms are slow-growing, especially indoors, and don’t need much fertiliser.
Brown Leaf Tips
Most of the time, the indoor plants will develop brown tips because of stress factors in the environment:
low moisture in the air – mist the plant every other day or place on a tray with pebbles that is always topped up with water. Alternatively, a cool-mist humidifier can help.
dry soil – do not allow the soil to dry completely
salts accumulating in the soil – tap water is most of the time very hard and deposits of limescale can form on the roots. use filtered, distilled or rain water