The large fan -shaped leaves of Livistona rotundifolia seems to waft cool air towards you, and make this plant the most elegant palm around. New leaves. Livistona rotundifolia is part of the Arecaceae family. It is a palm tree native to the forests of Asia and Australia, where its leaves grow up to two meters in length. Description: Saribus rotundifolius (syn: Livistona rotundifolia) is a very attractive palm, especially when young, due to its large, round, shiny, shallowly divided.

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It can adapt itself better than many other plants to the indoor conditions of our homes and buildings. Libistona seeds if kept warm germinate readily within 2 months of sowing. Caring Given its origins, the Round-leaf Fountain Palm needs a fair amount of water. About 2 metres long, dividing into 3 main axis bearing up to 4 orders of branching, with rotundifokia, yellow, bisexual flowers. If repotting is necessary because the roots rotundifokia more space, then do it in April or May.

It requires somewhat less during the winter and at low temperatures. This can be done using special winter covers for palms. It is also quite tolerant of being dug up and moved. It is also moderately vulnerable to lethal yellowing disease. Livistona rotundifolia Lamarck Mart. View all matching pots It is native to South-east Asia Malaysia, Indonesia, Java, Moluccas, Philippines, Sulawesi, and Lesser Sunda Islandsbut is now cultivated all over the world in tropical and subtropical countries as an ornamental plant.

Rotundifolix takes quite some time, and makes the palm suitable for a bright spot. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index. Solitary, smooth, brown, with the rings of the scars of the foliar petioles in evidence and clothed with beautifully greyish woven fibres in the upper part below the crown.

A good example of a popular palm plant is the Livistona rotundifolia. They form a closed canopy when planted livistkna 3 m apart along a walk or street. The plant can be placed in direct sunlight when outdoors, but when indoors, it is best to avoid direct sunlight.


Broad, erect to pendent, palmate, wider than long, almost round in outline from a very early age, shiny, glossy green and incised for about half of their length in usually rigid and stiff segments. It is cultivable only in tropical and subtropical climates, as it does not stand temperatures close to the zero, but for a very short period.

Rotnudifolia to Arecaceae index. Plants should be watered during dry spells and will benefit from an organic mulch.

It is suited for fertile, loamy substrates, but it is adaptable to many kinds of well-drained soils, including clay; sand; alkaline or acidic. It will also survive in rather heavy shade but “stretches” to lose its compact shape.

Livistona rotundifolia

The flowers appear in bunches only when the plant is very old. It could however be attacked by mealybugs and scales. Saribus rotundifolius Lamarck Blume Rumphia 2: General Palms are extremely fashionable.

Mountainous pluvial forests at low and medium altitudes. It can also tolerate some amount of neglect.

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An added advantage is the positive effect that the Round-leaf Fountain Palm has on the indoor climate. Given its origins, the Round-leaf Fountain Palm needs a fair amount of water.

The plants that are used as potted plants do not generally flower. Small spherical to 1, cm in diameter red to black when ripe. rotuhdifolia

Livistona rotundifolia

More about plants Water regularly and keep the soil moist More care tips Likes a bright spot More about placement Repot only if really necessary More about propogation. See all synonyms of Saribus rotundifolius. Ensure high humidity, among other things, by spraying regularly and keeping the soil moist. Placing The Round-leaf Fountain Palm is about 30 centimetres tall when purchased and slowly grows to a height of two metres.


Its neat form makes it ideal for staggered groupings, street, parking lot island, sidewalk, highway median or used as a free-standing specimen.

In its natural habitat it can grow to up to 24 metres in height but in a garden situation usually it will not grow that tall. Liistona better to replace the top layer of soil every year with fresh soil.

The lower leaves which turn brown as the plant grows need to be removed from the plant, but do not prune if the frond still has some green colour. Propogation Palms are not fans of repotting. Usually not a problem Maintenance: It is generally a pest free plant. The leaves are used for thatching and food-wrapping. A seedling rktundifolia turn into a cm trunking specimen palm in only 3 years if given fertilizer and sufficient water.

Downloaded on 21 August The palm helps protect against eye irritation, headaches, and fatigue. It is one of the fastest growing palms in the world widely cultivated in tropical, subtropical park and gardens.

Need a perfect fertilizer diet including all micro nutrients and trace elements or slow release fertilizer applied during the growing season, or according to package directions, using a fertilizer specifically formulated for palms. It will be necessary to protect the palm against the cold when temperatures drop below 15 degrees. Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds Pest and diseases: They can thrive in harsh urban conditions. Palms are extremely fashionable.

Petioles up to 2 metres, spiny at the lividtona on lower surface in the young plants, almost unarmed in the adult specimen and blades are shorter than the petiole. Paam yawa paam jawaPaam chawa.