Footstool Palm

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:

Origin

Southeast Asia and New Guinea.

Height/Growth

I'm smaller than most other palms, but I can still grow up to 2m indoors.

Light

Keep me in a bright warm room away from direct sunlight.

Water

Water me lightly when the soil is dry to the touch.

Temperature

I should be fine in most households but I really don't like the cold, so keep me away from draughts.

Feeding

Feed me occasionally at half-strength during the warmer months.

Grooming

Old browning leaves should be trimmed off with scissors. Please don't pull them off!

Care

Humidity is the key to keeping me healthy. Wipe my leaves if dust builds up so that I can breathe properly.

Toxicity

Good news: I am pet-safe!

Fact

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.

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