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Mataranka Fan Palm
Livistona rigida

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Livistona (liv-iss-TOH-nuh) (Info)
Species: rigida (RIG-ih-duh) (Info)
Synonym:Livistona mariae subsp. rigida

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Palms

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brandon, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 16, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

was considered a form of Livistona mariae until early 2000 when given its own species. Seems to a be a wispier palm than mariae, but has similar maroon leaves as seedling.