Added by on 2016-03-04

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Livistona chinensis, known as the Chinese fan palm or the Chinese fountain palm is a palm species that equally attractive throughout all phases of its life, according to the many palm enthusiasts around the world. A dwarf variety of this palm, Livistona chinensis subglobosa, is used for growth in both indoor (malls) and outdoor landscaping. The foliage consists of bright green fan or “fountain splash” shaped leaves with 75 drooping segments that grow up to 1.5 meters in diameter on a single trunk that turns grayish on older specimens (unfortunately the specimens in this video are already so much taller than I am to view the leaves properly from the top). The trunks reach about 50 centimeters in diameter and are wider at the base. The Chinese fan palm is native to Southern Japan, Taiwan, and several islands from the South China Sea, preferring open woodlands. It is seen growing in Florida up to heights of 9 meters, but can grow up to 16 meters in its native habitat. White flowers sprout on 2 meter-long inflorescences hidden within the crown, producing 1-3 cm long greenish-blue to pinkish-gray fruits. The Chinese fan palm is not picky about the soil it grows in. It likes direct sunlight, but can survive under the canopy of other riparian zone native trees in places like California. The taproot of this species runs deeps and can survive considerable drought, but like many other plants, obviously grows faster with adequate water supply. Reports state that it is frost hardy down to -10 Celsius, and makes for a quick recovery from such brutal temperatures, which is quite remarkable for a plant that never sees snow in its native habitats! Video Rating: / 5

3 Comments

  • wingsofadove7 4 years ago

    Thank you for this info. It's nice to finally know what kind of palm we have. However, we're in trouble because we live in Minnesota and have a small house!!!

  • GolemRoth 4 years ago

    Al principio no sabía de que especie se trataba y la confundía con la washingtonia, pero ahora gracias a tu video se a la especie que pertenece, gracias.

  • GolemRoth 4 years ago

    Hermosa palmera tengo tres son magníficas…..

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