Livistona is a palm tree from tropical and subtropical rain forests in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. The aboriginals used to consider the heart of the plant a delicacy. She gets her name from baron Livistone who had founded the botanic garden of Edinburgh in 1670.
Livistona’s leaves are the shape of a fan and its stem has spines. These features make her a more elegant and fine species among the palm trees.
Continuously, new leaves grow from the heart of the plant, which makes that some call her ‘fountain palm’ or ‘parasol palm’. Livistonia stays relatively small and petite.