Written by Maggie
Mar 30 2021
Chinese fan palm is also known as fountain palm, originally produced in China. In the southern coastal areas of China it is more widely distributed. How to grow and care for Chinese fan palm? Let's learn together
Chinese fan palm likes warm sunshine. Sufficient sunshine will make her grow better. However, when we grow and care for Chinese fan palm, iit needs to avoid direct sunlight to burn the leaves, and the bright scattered light in the room is enough. Chinese fan palm also has a certain tolerance of negative, but long-term dark environment is not conducive to the growth of plants.
Chinese fan palm love warm environments and have strong adaptability. Its growth temperature is 20-30 degrees, and it can withstand the low temperature of about 0 degrees in winter. When we grow and care for Chinese fan palm, before the middle of November can be moved into the greenhouse, the room temperature is not lower than 5 degrees to ensure a safe overwintering.
Chinese fan palm likes a wet environment, has certain drought resistance and waterlogging resistance ability, and is easy to take care of. When we grow and care for Chinese fan palm in summer, it can be appropriate according to plant volume, more water, and to the leaves of water, in winter when the temperature is low to reduce watering.
It is easier for plants that like a humid environment to choose soil with better air permeability to keep plants healthy. When we grow and care for Chinese fan palm, Chinese fan palm prefers moist, fertile, clay loam soil with rich organic matter.
When we grow and care for Chinese fan palm, liquid fertilizer can be applied twice a month from early May to mid-September, and there is no need to apply too much food for the rest of the time. Nitrogen fertilizer was the main nutrient applied in the growing period, and nutrient supplement should be stopped in winter.
This Chinese Fan Palm does not need to be pruned much other than to keep the shape that you want the palm to have. When we grow and care for Chinese fan palm, it should be trimmed if the leaves turn brown as well. The dead leaves should be removed from the palm roughly once a year.
If you notice that the leaves are discolored, it could be a sign that the plant is not getting enough potassium. Trunk rot is also an issue that the plant can face when it is being given too much water. This is a plant that does not have a lot of problems with pests, but spider mites can still infest the leaves. When we grow and care for Chinese fan palms, if you see them, wipe the fronds down with some water to remove them.
Sow seeds in spring, barely covering the seeds with soil. Keep them warm (75-80°F/24-27°C) using a heat mat, and moist. Seds can take 2 months to germinate, so be patient.