Bentham's Fountain Palm, Bentham's Fan Palm
Livistona benthamii

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Livistona (liv-iss-TOH-nuh) (Info)
Species: benthamii (ben-THAM-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 8, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This palm has a somewhat similar appearance to the much more common Livistona decipiens (now decorum) and Livistona australis wtih the typical drooping leaflets, though it tends to hold more leaf bases near the base of the palm. It is a smaller and less statuesque palm. Also the teeth on the petioles are huge and curved and very sharp. Cultivationally, at least here in California, this one is a much harder plant to grow, seeming to dampen off or rot very easily when young. It is very slow and finicky as a seedling. Mature plants are very rare in southern California.