Chinese Fan Palm

(40 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Livistona chinensis

Common Names: Chinese Fan Palm, Asian Fountain Palm

Overview: The Chinese Fan Palm, or Livistona Chinesis, is a wonderful addition to your outdoor landscaping. Native to southern Japan, Taiwan, and areas of the South China Sea (hence the name), it’s perfect for warmer climates, and thrives in just about any type of soil. It does have flowers, but these are often hidden within the crown. The tree usually grows from 15 to 25 ft.  Its dwarf version (often used inside shopping malls) makes a lovely choice for your inside spaces.

If you’re considering planting a Chinese Fan Palm in an outdoor spot that gets lots of bright sun, we recommend you choose a more mature plant. Younger plants do better with partial shade.  If you’re hoping for faster growth, make sure to give it lots of moisture, (though it will survive in drought-like conditions).

  • This item ships in a black grower pot.
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships February 10th - February 17th.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 68.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

A Hardy and Handsome Palm, Inside or Out

Livistona Chinensis is a wild and tropical plant. It is most commonly found in warm and humid climates. They are a great way to add a little beauty to your home. The plant has large fan-shaped leaves and can grow up to eight feet tall when you keep it indoors. Or if you keep them outdoors, they can grow to a staggering 50 feet long. The Livistona Chinensis is native to East Asia, and because of its fanlike leaves, it is also referred to as the fountain palm. 

This plant has a reputation for having invasive tendencies. These tendencies mean it can take over all the other plants within its space and choke them. Places like Hawaii, Bermuda, and Florida have listed it as an officially invasive plant. 

Caring for your Chinese Fan Palm

The Chinese Fan Palm is a hardy plant, and they are not very particular about their environment. This is why they are a premium choice for all the people who are growing such plants for the very first time. If you take the proper care of these plants, they will flourish greatly. Here is a care guide you can use to take care of them. 

Light

For optimal growth of the Chinese Fan Palm, you need to keep it in partial shade where you get the full sun. The plant should get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. If the plant is young, you may have to keep it in the shade. If you keep it under direct sunlight, then the young plant may burn. If you are growing the plant indoors, keep it close to a bright window that gives it indirect light. 

For better growth, you can keep turning it a quarter once every week so that all sides get the right amount of light.  

Soil

The plant is not very picky regarding soil; you can grow it in different soil types. The best option is sandy or clay, as they have good drainage. The plant also responds very well to loamy soil that is slightly acidic or has a more neutral pH level. If you want selective soil, you can go for options designed exclusively for palms. 

Water

The plant needs to be lightly moist and not completely soggy. If you overwater the plant, it can cause the plant’s roots to rot, or it may cause other diseases. These diseases can be fatal for the plant, however, these plants do not tolerate drought well enough and you will need to give them water on and off to ensure that they are not extremely dry. If the weather is scorching, keep watering them to keep them moist. However, in the winter months, you need to let the soil dry for a little bit before you wear it. 

Fertilizer

Fertilizer is a good option; it will promote faster growth compared to plants that do not get fertilizer. If you want to include fertilizer in your plant, you can apply it once or thrice between winter and early fall. You can get further instructions from the label.

Common Issues

There are not a lot of issues with the Chinese fan palm, but they are susceptible to damage from some insects or diseases, and you must be careful to avoid them. 

Pests

Pests, including scale insects and spider mites, are the most dangerous for the Chinese Fan Palm and can cause grave damage to the foliage. They may even prove to be fatal for the plant. To ward off these pests, you can use neem oil or an insecticidal soap that can treat the infestation effectively. 

Disease

Regarding diseases, the Chinese fan palm may suffer from discolored leaves and or nutrient deficiency. These diseases can be easily avoided if you take good care of the plant. 

Pruning

You do not need to prune the Chinese fan palm a lot as they are very smart in cascading the shape naturally. But if you want to ensure that the plant looks tidy then you can prune the dead parts of the plant that are located at the bottom of the crown. However, do not prune them if the plant is not completely brown. 

Propagation

To propagate the plant, you can use its seed to grow, but many people find the process to be longer. You can grow the plant with the cuttings. 

Potting/Repotting 

To grow the plant, you can keep it in a container but go for a container that is bigger than the root ball of the plant so that the plant has enough space to grow. These plants do not grow rapidly so you will not have to repot them every few days. 

 

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Mature Height

6 ft – 30 ft

Spacing

6 ft – 10 ft

40 reviews for Chinese Fan Palm

  1. MUYIWA (verified owner)

    So far all good! It arrived in great condition. No issues with delivery or packaging.

  2. michael mislan (verified owner)

    nice size and healthy palm

  3. Min

    Is this plant pet safe?

  4. Manuel Arruda (verified owner)

    First of all my plant arrived on the day that you said it would and when I open them up they were absolutely gorgeous beautiful size so healthy and green will definitely buy from you again

  5. Elizabeth S. (verified owner)

    Queen, the Chinese Fan Palm is so beautiful. All leaves are healthy, strong I have wanted a plant like this for a long time. It makes you feel like you live in a tropical area. I am grateful that Plantvine has made it their business to provide the best domestic and international plants for my enjoyment. The plants are healthy, strong and beautiful to the eye
    Thank you Plantvine

  6. Janice (verified owner)

    Palm is HUGE and healthy! Packed expertly .

  7. Andrew (verified owner)

    Arrived in great shape. They are really big! Definitely got my money’s worth

  8. Karen (verified owner)

    By far the prettiest plant in my growing collection. Easy care. Came very largeas promised. Beautiful.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Amazing! This plant arrived in very good condition and is surprisingly large. I’m very pleased with this purchase.

  10. michael mislan (verified owner)

    purchase last year it was nice mature palm this was a smaller and a younger plant

  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

  12. Lacreisha (verified owner)

    The plant was beautiful and healthy when it arrived I will be ordering again from you soon thank you!

  13. Austin Steele (verified owner)

    Came in great! Some mild brown spotting though, ittl recover.

  14. Cathy L. (verified owner)

    Huge and Healthy. Very pleased.

  15. Abby Budnick (verified owner)

    The plant is gorgeous . Big and lush

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Crystal Irving (verified owner)

    Size is nice…. lot’s of brown spots though

  18. Erin B. (verified owner)

    It looks amazing! Thank you so much!

  19. Bailey L. (verified owner)

    Came in great condition! love it!

  20. charu r. (verified owner)

    Really beautiful and nice size. Its only been a few days out of the box so still giving it time to adjust

  21. Melissa T. (verified owner)

    I bought one of Daryl’s Finds that was over 6′-7′ tall. It was shipped to me in October all the way to Minnesota and the palm looked fantastic. The only reason I’m giving 4 instead of 5 is that the palm was a little too tall for the box they used but again the palm is probably 7 feet tall.

  22. Julia F. (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition!

  23. Kaitlin C. (verified owner)

    Love her! She came with some snail friends though haha I happily relocated them outside.

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A nice variation palm to the Areca we have outdoors. It arrived carefully packaged and thriving.

  25. Susan B. (verified owner)

    This is my 2nd time ordering and again I am very pleased. The ordering process is easy, plants are packed well. The Chinese Fan Palm arrived healthy and beautiful! It adds another tropical touch to our coastal New England master bedroom!

  26. Billy T. (verified owner)

    Nice, vibrant palm! When they say extra large they mean extra large. Love it!

  27. Raymond Starling (verified owner)

    I couldn’t believe my eyes, it is huge. Seven feet tall, 4-5 width, it is gorgeous, it is bright green vibrant, thank you so much

  28. Anabel (verified owner)

    LOVE THIS PLANT.

  29. Sara H. (verified owner)

    Packaging was perfect! Huge and beautiful plant!

  30. Susan Reed (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Chinese Fan Palm

My mother has been looking for this plant in local nurseries for years with no success. All of the photos on the site look beautiful. I know that she'll love her mother's day gift.

I bought the chinese palms for my livingroom since its pet friendly. My anxiety of poisoning my dog with my plants is high. i love my puppers

It is supposed to grow in the cold and the heat.

Very space filling plant safe for cats

I love odd looking plants

It’s gonna be a big one!

Perfect for my sun filled space.

Large plant to fill my living room

The plant looks healthy and beautiful.

I always wanted this plant. I am so far please with this company , and I took the jump.

Great deal for a large, beautiful plant!