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 prefers bright sunny locations, but it also does well in part shade with some direct sunlight, young specimens should be rotundifoliaa shaded.

Palms are not fans of repotting.

An added advantage is the positive effect that the Round-leaf Fountain Palm has on the indoor climate. They can thrive in harsh urban conditions. Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index. It will also survive in rather heavy shade but “stretches” to lose its compact shape. rotundifolai

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.

About 2 metres long, dividing into 3 main axis bearing up to 4 orders of branching, with small, rotundufolia, bisexual flowers.

Livistona rotundifolia

This takes quite some time, and makes the palm suitable for a bright spot. It prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium. The plant can be placed in direct sunlight when outdoors, but when indoors, it is best to avoid direct sunlight.

The Round-leaf Fountain Palm originates from the tropical and sub-tropical rain forests of Australia and Asia. 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. Small spherical to 1, cm in diameter red to black when ripe. The leaves are used for thatching and food-wrapping. It can also tolerate some amount of neglect.


Fresh seeds if kept warm germinate readily within 2 months of sowing. The lower leaves which turn brown as the plant grows need to be removed from the plant, but do not prune if the frond rotundofolia has some green colour.

Livistona rotundifolia

It is fairly resistant to breakage but livkstona strong wind. It is used massively in gardening and landscaping in many parts of the world.

Livistona rotundifolia Lamarck Mart. 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’s better to replace the top layer of soil every year with fresh soil.

It will be necessary to protect the palm against the cold when temperatures drop below 15 degrees. Back to Livistona index. A seedling can turn into a cm trunking specimen palm in only 3 years if given fertilizer and sufficient water. It is also excellent in containers and urns.

Usually not a problem Maintenance: Propogation Palms are not fans of repotting. 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. Ensure high humidity, among other things, by spraying regularly and keeping the soil moist. See all synonyms of Saribus rotundifolius. It is generally a pest free plant.

This can be done using special winter covers for palms. 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. Saribus rotundifolius Lamarck Blume Rumphia 2: As it gets older however, the leaves become more divided, and not quite so pretty.


It is a useful and tolerant plant that does not require any special care. Its neat form makes it ideal for staggered groupings, street, parking lot island, sidewalk, highway median or used as a free-standing specimen. Placing The Round-leaf Fountain Palm is about 30 centimetres tall when purchased and slowly grows to a height of two metres. It can adapt itself better than many other plants to the indoor conditions of our homes and buildings. Palms are extremely fashionable.

Livistona rotundifolia Round-leaf fountain palm

Placing Placing The Round-leaf Fountain Palm is about 30 centimetres tall when purchased and slowly grows to a height of two metres. It requires somewhat less during the winter and at low temperatures. It is one of the fastest growing palms in the world widely cultivated in tropical, subtropical park and gardens.

General Palms are extremely fashionable. The leaves in juvenile palms are about 1,5 metres wide and circular, while they are smaller, costapalmate in older palms and do not form a full circle.


It dislikes soggy soils. If repotting is necessary because the roots need more space, then do it in April or May. The palm helps protect against eye irritation, headaches, and fatigue.

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