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Palms (Fan Palms)

Listed as one of NASA air filtering plants

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Palms

Character: Fronds are split into numerous segments radiating from a point at the base

Safe for pets? Unknown


  • Chamaerops humilis (European fan palm)
  • Livistona chinensis (Latania borbonica – Chinese fan palm)
  • Rhapis excelsa (Broadleaf lady palm)
  • Trachycarpus fortunei (Chamaerops excelsa – Windmill palm)
  • Washingtonia filifera (Desert fan palm)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Leaves with brown tips: Low humidity, underwatering or/and damage by touching
  • Leaves with brown spots: Leaf spot disease, Overwatering or/and sudden temperature change
  • Yellowing leaves: Underwatering
  • Brown leaves: Natural
  • Brown leaves & rotting: Overwatering