English name:Footstool Palm
Latin name:Livistona Rotundifolia
About me:I'm a great way of adding a touch of the tropics to your home. My long green leaves wouldn't be out of place on the Caribbean coast but I am pretty well-suited to indoor environments.
Useful to know:
Southeast Asia and New Guinea.
I'm smaller than most other palms, but I can still grow up to 2m indoors. click here to buy a similar plant Waggie Palm Tree.
Keep me in a bright warm room away from direct sunlight.
Water me lightly when the soil is dry to the touch.
I should be fine in most households but I really don't like the cold, so keep me away from draughts.
Feed me occasionally at half-strength during the warmer months.
Old browning leaves should be trimmed off with scissors. Please don't pull them off!
Humidity is the key to keeping me healthy. Wipe my leaves if dust builds up so that I can breathe properly.
Good news: I am pet-safe!
If you're looking for a way to increase humidity, you can put a layer of pebbles between by my growing pot and ceramic pot.