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    Clear Trunk Height:

    How we measure palms

    Conditions for Growth

    Native conditions for this palm are tropical to temperate in moist soil with good drainage. However, this plant thrives at our grove in Riverside, where temperatures range from the 30s in the winter up to 112 in the now hotter than ever summer. These palms thrive in heat, with adequate water, loam soil in full sun. Their water requirements will very depending on costal to inland conditions. It is unknown if the palm will endure the extreme heat of the desert, though it is doubtful absent regular water and partial shade.

    Growth Rate and Size

    Most literature suggest this palm grows at a slow to moderate pace, but in Riverside, these palms - along with their very similar cousin, L. saribus - are the fast growers in our collection, increasing at a rate of well over a foot per year.


    Solitary palm with redish-brown trunk with obliquely ringed leaf scars, swollen at base. Leaf bases fiberous, persisent, but easily pulled off on young specimens and self-cleaning on mature specimens. Costapalmate, induplicate, with long petiole (nearly 10 feet). Leaf is probably 5-6 foot in diameter and equally long when laid flat. Leaf has narrow segments deeply divided nearly to the costa.

    Livistona decipiens

    Ribbon Fan Palm

    Landscape Environment

    Grow Region:

    Origin: Queensland, Australia

    Drought Tolerance: High

    Cold Tolerance: Low

    Salt Tolerance: Moderate

    Soil: Adapatable

    Light: Paritial shade to full sun


    Mature Height: 30 feet

    Trunk: redish-brown with obliquely ringed leaf scars, swollen at base , Solitary

    Leaf: leaf segments deeply divided segments nearly to the costa, 4-5 feet long, narrow segments, hanging from about half to two thirds

    Leaf Petiole: up to 10 feet long

    Armature: Sharp, short teeth


    Flowers: 4 feet long, shorter than leaves.

    Fruit: globose, .7 inches, black

    Human Uses: Specimen


    Subfamily: Coryphoideae

    Tribe: Corypheae

    Subtribe: Livistoninae