An Overview of Livistona Rotundifolia
In the family Arecaceae, Pholidocarpus is a genus of flowering plants found in Southeast Asia. Among its species are Pholidocarpus ihur Blume - Sulawesi and Maluku, Pholidocarpus kingianus Ridl. Malaysia Peninsula Pholidocarpus macrocarpus Becc. Anahaw typically grows under the canopy of dipterocarp and mixed-species forests.
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- It typically grows in low to medium altitude forests
- They are great as a home decoration plant on your tabletop
- They are hard to germinate but then easy to grow
- Coconut plantations and brushlands are also suitable habitats
Benefits of Livistona Rotundifolia
Serdang Palm offers several benefits. The tree absorbs pollutants in indoor air, including acetone, xylene, and toluene. Many farmers don't have to spend a lot of money making buildings because their leaves and branches are used to make roofs and other materials. Moreover, the fruit of this tree is used as a vegetable and as a sweet.
How to sow and care for Livistona Rotundifolia
From seeds, you can grow Serdang Palms quickly. Seeds should be sown in a very thin layer of soil in a small container. Plants buried too deeply in the ground will not sprout. Immediately after planting the Table Palm seed, place it in a warm, humid environment.
A window box in a steamy bathroom would be perfect for this. If you are not using a plastic bag, place the container in a warm spot, like a window sill or the top of your refrigerator. After sprouting over the winter or in the spring, young plants can be transplanted outdoors the following summer. They will germinate once they are planted.
Many palm species will thrive in dappled sunlight, including the Serdang Palm. In general, young tree palms shouldn't be transplanted until they have three or four leaves, since many species of Palm are susceptible to root shock. Palm seedlings should be planted in larger pots.
A palm seedling's growth rate depends on the species. Plants do best when they are grown in partial shade when they are young and in full sun when they are mature. In the morning, if the soil feels dry to the touch, you may need to water it. Try not to let the soil become waterlogged. Apply organic fertilizer early in the monsoon and in the spring.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
Product: Livistona Rotundifolia Seeds
- Common Name: Table palm, Umbrella Palm, Round Leaf Fan Palm, Serdang
- Maximum height: 12 m
- Flower Colour: Yellow
- Bloom Time: Spring
- Difficulty Level: Easy to medium
- Scientific Name: Livistona Rotundifolia
- Soil Specific: Clay
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