Plant Care Chinese Fan Palm

Chinese Fan Palm

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Chinese Fan Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Fountain palm

Taxonomy

Livistona chinensis
Livistona
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Chinese Fan Palm

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Fan Palm

Water needs for Chinese Fan Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese Fan Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chinese Fan Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Fan Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Fan Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese Fan Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chinese Fan Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Fan Palm in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Fan Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese Fan Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chinese Fan Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Chinese Fan Palm prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chinese Fan Palm requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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🌱 Propagation

Chinese Fan Palm can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Chinese Fan Palm

Chinese Fan Palm

Chinese Fan Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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