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 dislikes soggy soils. They form a closed canopy when planted about 3 m apart along a walk or street.

Back to Arecaceae index. Downloaded on 21 August Need a perfect liviztona 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.

Livistona rotundifolia is a very attractive palm, especially when young, due to its large, round, shiny, shallowly divided leaves. Rotundivolia plants that are used as potted plants do not generally flower.

It is one of the fastest growing palms in the world widely cultivated in tropical, subtropical park and gardens. It will also survive in rather heavy shade but “stretches” to lose its compact shape. It also tolerates shady spots and young plants are often utilized in pot for inner spaces decoration.

Back to Livistona index. Fresh seeds if kept warm germinate readily within 2 months of sowing. Then choose a spot next to a fence or wall to keep the lifistona out of the wind.

Livistona rotundifolia

It is suited for fertile, loamy substrates, but it is adaptable to many kinds of well-drained soils, including clay; sand; alkaline or acidic. Saribus rotundifolius Lamarck Blume Rumphia 2: Propogation Palms are not fans of repotting.


The palm helps protect against eye irritation, headaches, and fatigue. They can thrive in harsh urban conditions.

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. A perfect match with Saribus rotundifolius Photo by: About 2 metres long, dividing into 3 main axis bearing up to 4 orders of branching, with small, yellow, bisexual flowers. 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.

Palms are extremely fashionable. It is also moderately vulnerable to lethal yellowing disease. It prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium. It is used massively in gardening and landscaping in many parts of the world. The leaves are used for thatching and food-wrapping. Small spherical to 1, cm in diameter red to black when ripe. Its neat form makes it ideal for staggered groupings, street, parking lot island, sidewalk, highway median or used as a free-standing specimen.

The plant can be placed in direct sunlight when outdoors, but when indoors, it is best to avoid direct sunlight. It prefers bright sunny locations, but it also does well in part shade with some direct sunlight, young specimens should be partially shaded. Is the plant located outside? It will be necessary to protect the palm against the cold when temperatures drop below 15 degrees.

View all matching pots 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. It is a useful and tolerant plant that does not require any special care. Placing The Round-leaf Fountain Palm is about 30 centimetres tall when purchased and slowly grows to a height of two metres.


Back to Palms And Cycads Encyclopedia index. A seedling can turn into a cm trunking specimen palm in only 3 years if given fertilizer and sufficient water. It requires somewhat less during the winter and at low temperatures. This can be done using special winter covers for palms. The flowers appear in bunches only when the plant is very old.

It can adapt itself better than many other plants to the indoor conditions of our homes and buildings. Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds Pest and diseases: Usually not a problem Maintenance: 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.

Plants should be watered during dry spells and will benefit from an organic mulch. 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. General Palms are extremely fashionable.

Livistona rotundifolia

As it gets older however, the leaves become more divided, and not quite so pretty. Livistona rotundifolia Lamarck Mart. Caring Given its origins, the Round-leaf Fountain Palm needs a fair amount of water. It is also quite tolerant of being dug up and moved. The Round-leaf Fountain Palm originates from the tropical and sub-tropical rain forests of Australia and Asia.