Plant Care Australian Cabbage Palm

Australian Cabbage Palm

Also known as

Australian fan palm, Gippsland palm, cabbage fan palm, cabbage palm, cabbage-tree palm and cabbagetree


Livistona australis

How to care for Australian Cabbage Palm


How often to water your Australian Cabbage Palm

Water needs for Australian Cabbage Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian Cabbage 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Australian Cabbage Palm in your home

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

Australian Cabbage Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Australian Cabbage Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Australian Cabbage Palm

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Australian Cabbage Palm

Australian Cabbage 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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