A gorgeous little gem of an indoor palm tree, with glossy palmate leaves, a miniature palm compared to other cousins of his.
A great addition to any setting, and a very easy to care for house plant.
Originating in South East and East Asia, the footstool palm was first described in the 18th century under the genus Corypha and soon reclassified under the genus Saribus. However, various other names are popular with growers throughout the world as the footstool palm is a popular houseplant. This is the main reason why most of the time, in Europe, you’ll find this little gem under the name Livistona.
The plant has become extremely popular as an ornamental tree throughout Asia, and in Colombia. In temperate Europe is kept as a houseplant.
Its leaves are often use for the thatching of roofs and wrapping food.
Care & Size Guidance
Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Water less in winter and check the top 3 inches to be dry to touch. Use 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 fertilizer.
Brown leaves 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