Livistona chinensis, the China Palm, Chinese fan palm, or fountain palm, is a species of subtropical palm tree of East Asia. It is native to southern Japan, Taiwan, the Ryukyu Islands, southeastern China, and Hainan.
The palm is cultivated as an ornamental tree in gardens and conservatories. It is hardy and can tolerate high temperatures as well.
The China Palm has an elegant, fan-like appearance and adds a touch of tropical beauty to our living spaces.
China Palm plants are easy to grow. Place it in a well-ventilated, diffused sunlight area or a well-lit indoor space, and the plant will thrive. Beginners can also grow this beautiful plant.
China Palms regulate humidity levels as its leaves release moisture in the air which can be beneficial for both plants and the occupants.
Water the China Palm plant when the soil is completely dry. Since the plant is mostly placed indoors, it may take a few days for the soil to become completely dry. Water thoroughly
Do not keep the China Palm plant in direct sunlight as it will burn its leaves. Keep the plant in a medium or filtered light. The best light to fall on this plant is from the east or north-facing window.
Place the China Palm in the east or north-facing place so that the morning sunlight can fall on it.
Pruning the China Palm plant regularly will ensure that it has a bushier, healthier growth. The plant also grows faster when pruned.
The China Palm plant is susceptible to mealy bugs, scales, mites, and thrips. However, spraying the plant with neem oil spray will be a good precautionary measure.
The plant is popularly used in offices, malls, and other commercial areas as it is quite low-maintenance.
The beautiful China Palm is an indoor plant that thrives with indirect or filtered sunlight.
If the plant is given proper care and nutrition, it can live for several decades.
The China Palm has a slow growth rate. It can grow to almost 1 meter annually.