☘ Origin: Southeastern and Eastern Asia, Australasia, and the Horn of Africa
☘ Family: Arecaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Livistona rotundifolia
☘ Common Name(s): Fountain Palm · Table Palm · Fan Palm · Footstool Palm
The Palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life, originating in the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. The head of the Palm is visually comparable to our glowing sun-star, and so many symbolic meanings of the palm are related to solar attributes.
In Feng Shui, Palm trees help keep one's wealth, bringing joy, hope, good luck to the owner. Therefore, ornamental Palm trees are often grown in offices or parks and gardens.
Livistona is not the largest indoor palm, but it is the most elegant, with very attractive, large, and shiny fan shaped leaves that form almost a perfect circle.
The large fan-shaped leaves of Livistona seems to waft cool air towards you, and make this plant the most elegant palm around. New leaves constantly form from the heart with the leaf fingers bunched together, lending Livistona a very green appearance.
☘ Removes harmful substances from the air around it and thereby helps to prevent irritated eyes, headache and fatigue.
☘ Amongst other things. The houseplant also has a positive effect on humidity.