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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So, this handsome plant adds an exotic touch to every setting.

It is also moderately vulnerable to lethal yellowing disease. As it gets older however, the leaves become more divided, and not quite so pretty. It can adapt itself better than many other plants to the indoor conditions of our homes and buildings. Palms routndifolia not fans of repotting. It could however be attacked by mealybugs and scales.

It is fairly resistant to breakage but avoid strong wind. This can be done using special winter covers for palms. The leaves libistona 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.


livisona The Round-leaf Fountain Palm originates from the tropical and sub-tropical rain forests of Australia and Asia. The palm helps protect against eye irritation, headaches, and fatigue.

Propogation Palms rotundlfolia not fans of repotting. Livistona rotundifolia is a very attractive palm, especially when young, due to its large, round, shiny, shallowly divided leaves. A seedling can turn into a cm trunking specimen palm in only 3 years if given fertilizer and sufficient water. It is also quite tolerant of being dug up and moved. This takes quite some time, and makes the palm suitable for a bright spot. They form a closed canopy when planted about 3 m apart along a walk or street.

It also tolerates shady spots and young plants are often utilized in pot for inner spaces decoration.

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.

It requires somewhat less ortundifolia the winter and at low temperatures. It is a useful and tolerant plant that does not require any special care. It prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium.

Livistona rotundifolia

It can also tolerate some amount of neglect. Need a perfect fertilizer diet rotndifolia 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. Small spherical to 1, cm in diameter red to black when ripe.


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. Caring Given its origins, the Round-leaf Fountain Palm needs a fair amount of water.

Livistona rotundifolia

Is the plant located outside? See all synonyms of Saribus rotundifolius. It’s better to replace the top layer of soil every year with fresh soil.

Ensure high humidity, among other things, by spraying regularly and keeping the soil moist. An added advantage is the positive effect that the Round-leaf Fountain Rofundifolia has on the indoor climate.

Petioles up to 2 metres, spiny at the base on lower surface in the young plants, almost unarmed in the adult specimen and blades are shorter than the petiole. The plants that are used as potted plants do not generally flower. 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.

They can thrive in harsh urban conditions.