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Ribbon Fan Palm
Scientific Name: Livistona decipiens (R. Br.) Mart.
Synonym:
Family: Arecaceae
Ribbon Fan Palm (Livistona  decipiens)
Livistona decipiens at the Kopsick Palm Arboretum in St. Petersburg
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 13-17,19-27
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: 22F (-5C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Solitary, grows slowly up to 40 feet (12 m) 8 feet in diameter (2.5 m); clean brown trunk with reddish leaf scars; 40 to 60 costapalmate leaves, 7 to 9 inches wide (17-23 cm), divided segments dropping like so many ribbons, dark green with grayish waxy undersides; petioles with small teeth.

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, 1 to 2 months to germinate


Ribbon Fan Palm (Livistona  decipiens)

Blooming Habits:
4 feet long flower stalk coming from among the leaves, with bisexual yellow flowers.

Fruiting Habits:
Round fruit, brownish red when ripe. 0.6 inch long (1.5 cm). Round seed: 0.5 inch long (12 mm).


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