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Chinese Fan Palm

Livistona chinensis

Chinese Fan Palms exude serenity and peace into any indoor or outdoor space. These easy-to-care for palms are a must have in any relaxing space.

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Chinese Fan Palm Plants for Sale Online

The Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) brings a tropical and calming feel to any indoor space. Also referenced as the 'fountain palm,' this well-loved tropical is ideal for humid climates and can also thrive as an indoor houseplant.

This tropical plant gets its name from the iconic and massive fan-shaped leaves it produces. This slow-growing palm species is praised for its cold-hardy nature and drought tolerance. Ideal conditions for the Chinese Fan palm tree include full sun to partial shade and a well-draining soil medium.

We recommend utilizing this plant as a statement piece in your sunroom or the focal point of your living space! When you incorporate a fan palm into your home, you will constantly be in awe of its calming presence and the beauty that it provides to a space.


Growzone: 9-11 Chinese Fan Palm Hardiness Zones 9-11
Hardiness Zone: 9-11 Outdoors 4-11 Indoors
Mature Height: 40 to 48 Inches
Mature Width: 30 to 36 Inches
Classification: Green foliage
Sunlight: Bright indirect or some direct light
Habit: Clump forming
Flower Color: White, rarely flowers
Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
Water Require: Likes to stay moist
Uses: Excellent indoors as focal point or background

How to Care for Chinese Fan Palm

Before you buy a Chinese Fan Palm, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How much does light does a Chinese Fan Palm need?

How much does light does a Chinese Fan Palm need?

Indoors the Chinese Fan Palm does well with lower indirect light. An eastern or northern facing window would be ideal. Southern exposure would work, as long as some shade is provided (otherwise leaves will burn or turn brown from too much light).

How much water does a Chinese Fan Palm need?

How much water does a Chinese Fan Palm need?

Chinese Fan Palm likes to stay wet or moist, however it's roots do not like to stay constantly submerged. Additionally, Chinese Fan Palms do best in high humidity, but can grow well in basic household humidity. Chinese Fan Palms love to be misted occasionally with clean water. Several other ways to increase humidity for Chinese Fan Palms are placing the plant near a humidifier or setting the palm on a tray with pebbles that's filled with water. Just be sure that the plant is sitting above the water.

What type of fertilizer should I use for Chinese Fan Palm Plants?

What type of fertilizer should I use for Chinese Fan Palm Plants?

Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Chinese Fan Palm. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Fan Palm.

What type of soil would I need for the best growth of Chinese Fan Palm?

What type of soil would I need for the best growth of Chinese Fan Palm?

Use a rich soil that drains well for a Chinese Fan Palm. If using a basic houseplant mix for your Fan Palm, try adding some sand. Using cactus/ succulent soil mix will already have sand mixed in.


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