Fan Palm – Livistona chinensis Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Fan Palm, Chinese Fan Palm, Fountain Palm Botanical Name: Livistona chinensis, liv-i-STO-na Decorative Life: Years. Flower Color: Green Availability: Year Round Family Roots: Member of the Arecaceae or Palmae (palm family). Native to Southern Japan and China. Relatives are other palms including coconut, oil and date. Personality: Plant is classed as a monocotyledon. Fronds (fern leaves) are fan-like, rounded, drooping at outer edges, 3-6 feet long. Stems are slow-growing, show prominent leaf scars. Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, store above 55 degrees F. Tidbits: Livistona, in honor of P. Murray of Livistone, a town near Edinburgh. He had a large garden that eventually became Edinburgh Botanic Garden. Flowers are very small. Members of this family provide the world with many products including food (coconut and oil), ornamentals, wax, fibers and beverages. Will generally grow well in light levels bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort.