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Saribus rotundifolius is a species from Borneo, Sulawesi, Maluku, Mindanao, Papua and other nearby islands. This species is also known by its former name, Livistona rotundifolia. In the wild this species inhabits swamp forest, seasonally dry swamp forest, mangrove margins, shady wet hill forests at elevations between sea level and 300 metres. Inflorescences measure about 1 metre, emerge from the stem and bear many flowers. Plants can attain 18-25 metres in the wild, and the leaves measure 1.2 metres in the wild. Naturally, plants grown indoors and in pots grow nowhere near as big.


This plant is growing in a pot. Grow Saribus rotundifolius in a pot and use a media which is a mixture of perlite, peat free compost and a fine bark mix. Make sure the plant gets sufficient air movement particularly when gown in humidity above 70%; always ensure that humidity is sufficiently high and give the plant moderate bright shade. Plants need to be grown damp but not waterlogged and not dry. Grow young and new plants in shadier conditions and increase the light as they mature. This species likes an intermediate to warm greenhouse or conservatory with night low temperatures of 15-20 degrees and daytime temperatures of 25-33 degrees. Plants will grow best indoors if given suitable light, are fed regularly and kept damp. This makes a good plant to add to the garden during the warmest months and when temperature is above 15 degrees Celsius.


Family – Arecaceae

Plant Passport - A Saribus rotundifolius B 140084 c 1830 d GB

Saribus rotundifolius

SKU: Saribus rotundifolius

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