Livistona rotundifolia: the fan palm

A very beautiful indoor palm, Livistona rotundifolia deserves some cultivation advice.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Livistona rotundifolia
Family : Arecaceae
Type : Palm tree, Houseplant

: 1.5 to 2.5 m indoors
Exposure : Bright
Ground : Soil
Foliage : Persistent

Find all our maintenance tips for Livistona rotundifolia:

Planting and repotting livistona rotundifolia

Livistona rotundifolia en pot or container:

Livistona rotundifolia claims a good soil that you will possibly mix with 1/3 of compost if you have some.

In order to facilitate drainage, place a bed of gravel, small stones or clay balls at the bottom of the pot.

This will prevent the roots from bathing in water, which could be fatal for livistona rotundifolia.

  • So install your Livistona rotundifolia in a good-sized pot filled with special soil for house plants or green plants.
  • Although it is necessary to repot in spring every 2 to 3 years, apart from that, prefer a surfacing regular which will perfectly meet the plant's need for growing support.

Livistona rotundifolia outdoors :

In general, Livistona rotundifolia does not do not tolerate frostand cannot be planted in the ground only when the climate is mild in winter.

However, it withstands the Mediterranean winter when it is well sheltered and sunny.

You can possibly grow it in a pot outdoors as long as you bring it indoors or in a greenhouse in winter.

As with planting in pots, do not hesitate to lay a bed of gravel, small pebbles or clay balls to facilitate drainage.

Location for Livistona rotundifolia

In our climates, the Livistona rotundifolia fits inside of our houses and apartments.

It grows well when the temperature is around 18-22 ° and requires very good light and even a light sun.

Behind a glass it is better avoid too much exposure to the sun which could dry out Livistona rotundifolia.

Therefore, prefer the proximity of a window facing west in order to bathe it in maximum light.

If you live in a too dark place, avoid buying a Livistona rotundifolia as it should not stand the absence of light.

Livistona rotundifolia is not resistant to temperatures below 8 to 10 °

Watering Livistona rotundifolia

Throughout the year, it is important to spray the leaves regularly with water to recreate the conditions of its natural environment which is rather humid.

Livistona rotundifolia in spring and summer:

Usually this is the growing season for Livistona rotundifolia.

Water regularly while allowing the soil to dry on the surface between 2 waterings.

Watering must therefore be regular but measured so as not to suffocate the roots of Livistona rotundifolia

It can be said that watering every 2 to 3 days is often necessary.

Every two weeks or so, you can bring him someliquid fertilizer, taking care to moisten the soil well beforehand.

Livistona rotundifolia in autumn and winter:

You have to start with gently reduce watering because the plant has more limited needs.
As soon as the soil becomes dry for a few centimeters, water in order to moisten all the soil.

We can say that 2 to 3 watering per month should be more than enough.
But it also depends on the location of your Livistona rotundifolia, if it is in full sun its needs may be greater.

Finally, it is necessary to stop all fertilizer input from October and until March-April.

Good to know about Livistona rotundifolia

A palm native to Air, it is cultivated here as a houseplant. Livistona rotundifolia or fan palm is a very beautiful palm tree which adapts very well to the culture in apartment or House.

Close toareca, it is at the same time aesthetic, resistant and very easy to grow. It is also one of the best-loved and best-selling houseplants.

His elegant fan-shaped foliage and gives a touch of exoticism to the living room, living room or any other well-lit room in the house.

Diseases of Livistona rotundifolia

Livistona rotundifolia and deformed leaves:

It is without a doubt a lack of light or too much water.

  • So find a brighter location and reduce watering by following our advice above.

Livistona rotundifolia and leaves that turn yellow:

If the plant continues to make new leaves, this is the natural evolution of your Livistona rotundifolia. Palm trees, even if they are persistent, lose their leaves to renew them.

  • You can therefore leave them to dry on your Livistona rotundifolia and then fall or cut them as and when.
  • If no new growth appears and your palm is looking gray, pay attention to watering and drainage and possibly add liquid fertilizer to the plant every two weeks.

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