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Chinese Fan Palm

Livistona chinensis
    1 review
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Images shown may be of mature plants.

Chinese Fan Palm

Livistona chinensis
    1 review

Easy to grow - hardy, adaptable, and tolerant

  • Great for novice gardeners
  • Distinctive, exciting leaves with weeping tendrils
  • Add a tropical look to your home
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Product Details

growing zone 9-10 Growing Zones 9-10
Soil Type Adaptable, Well Drained
Sunlight Full
Drought Tolerance Good
Shipping Restriction AZ

Warm up your home interior with this indoor palm tree! The Chinese Fan Palm, also known as the fountain palm, is a lovely houseplant or outdoor tree for subtropical growing zones. The large segmented leaves fan out and then cascade down creating an almost magical look.

The Chinese fan palm adds tropical appeal to your home (if you’re in a cooler growing zone), around your pool, on your patio, or in your landscape (if you’re in a warmer growing zone).

Key Features

  • Attractive palm tree with added interest. The huge leaves come apart in ribbon-like segments and cascade out and down as they grow larger.
  • Add a tropical pop to your indoor living space. We love the look of this plant. It is such a unique and exciting houseplant. Put it in a corner and see your room quickly reimagined!
  • Low maintenance. The Chinese fan palm tree is drought tolerant, adaptable, and rarely has problems with pests or disease.
  • Slow growing. This tropical plant is slow growing. Even though it can grow quite large when planted in the ground, it stays smaller and more manageable in containers. It can grow up to about 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide indoors when repotted as it grows.

Order one of these exotic and durable palm trees today! You are going to love how the Chinese fan palm transforms your home with its tropical beauty and unique flair!

Chinese Fan Palm Care

The Chinese fan palm tends to be easy to care for. It is adaptable and tolerant. 


Outdoors, this palm tree grows in full sun to part shade. It prefers some shade when young. Indoors, bright, indirect light is best for keeping the Chinese fan palm happy. Rotate the pot every so often for even growth.


Potted plants should be grown in a well-draining organic planting mix in a container with good drainage. 


Allow the soil to begin to dry before watering your fan palm. This houseplant is drought tolerant, but the soil shouldn’t be bone dry. Avoid over-watering this plant or allowing the roots to sit in water.  


This plant likes nutrients and without plant food it can develop deficiencies. Feed outdoor plants twice yearly and indoor plants 3 to 4 times yearly with a balanced, slow release fertilizer


Pruning isn’t necessary, but feel free to prune back dead/dying leaves. This will help encourage new growth.


Avoid putting your houseplant nearby any drafts when growing indoors. 


*The Chinese fan palm is native to China, but has become naturalized in some areas of the United States. It is considered invasive in Florida and Hawaii.

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