Plant Care Fountain Palm

Fountain Palm

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Fountain Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Chinese Fan Palm, Chinese Fan Palm and Fountain palm


Livistona chinensis

How to care for Fountain Palm


How often to water your Fountain Palm

Water needs for Fountain Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Fountain 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 Fountain Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chinese Fan Palm in your home

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

Fountain Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Fountain Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Fountain Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fountain 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 Fountain Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Fountain Palm

Fountain Palm

Fountain Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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