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Livistona Genus

Fan palm

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Livistona genus (Fan palm). This genus has 30 species of evergreen palms, the clusters of flowers are insignificant and will bloom in the summer. The fruits are clusters of blue, black or reddish.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Palms

Origin

Asia & Australasia

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance.

Cultivation

These sub-tropical palms will tolerate frosts down to about 25°F or 4°C. Slow growing, they prefer deep, sandy, well-drained soil. They need good sunlight, but produce more vigorous, deeper green foliage in dappled shade. They make excellent container plants.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in the spring to summer; they have a minimum germination temperature of 23C.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites and scale insects.

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