Plant Care Livistona Chinensis

Livistona Chinensis

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Livistona Chinensis 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 Livistona Chinensis


How often to water your Livistona Chinensis

Water needs for Livistona Chinensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Livistona Chinensis 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 Livistona Chinensis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chinese Fan Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Livistona Chinensis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Livistona Chinensis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Livistona Chinensis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Livistona Chinensis

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

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Care Summary for Livistona Chinensis

Livistona Chinensis

Livistona Chinensis

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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