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Useful Information on the Chinese Fan Palm

Here is some useful information about Chinese fan palms. See how to propagate them by germinating the seeds.


These palms can easily be propagated from seeds.

Once your Chinese fan palm is big enough to give fruit, you can propagate it. It has a berry-like fruit which is less than 0.5 inches in length. Each fruit has a seed. Just take this fruit of, place the fruit in water for a couple of days so that it will be easy for you to remove the edible part to free the seed. If you still can’t pull the fruit off of the seed, soak them into the warm water for 24 to 48 hours more. Once you have the seed, make sure to wipe all the fruit particles away from it, or else the chances are quite strong that fungi will affect it.

Now you can germinate these seeds either in zip-lock bags or in small pots with soil. Let me tell you how.

fill the bags with dampened growing media and place palm seeds in it and the seeds will germinate. If you instead choose to place them in soil then make sure you keep the soil damp to allow the growth.

Scientific Name

Their scientific name is Livistona Chinensis.

Stats & Facts

These trees belong to the family Arecaceae.

Can reach a height of 30 to 50 feet and can spread up to 10 to 12 feet.

Although a hardy plant which can thrive almost anywhere, the Chinese fan palm grows best in sunny locations to locations partial shade. Young specimens should be placed in partial shade.

Water it regularly.

Source by David J R