Pritchardia pacifica - Plant

Prichardia pacifica, commonly called Fiji fan palm, is a solitary palm that is native to Fiji in the south west Pacific Ocean. Leaves have commonly been used as fans hence the common name of fan palm .
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About Pritchardia pacifica

Pritchardia pacifica is one of the most attractive Pritchardia species with a smooth, attractive trunk and large, nearly round, barely split, flat fan leaves held in the crown. It is grown widely in tropical countries and sought after by collectors.

It is a gray-trunked tree (mature trunk diameter to 12") which grows slowly to as much as 20-30 tall in tropical areas, but smaller when grown indoors in containers as a house plant. It features huge, many-segmented, palmate, fan-shaped, lime green leaves to 6 long and nearly as wide. A light, flexible wood was used to construct a border for the leaves.

In Fijian, the term Ai viu refers to both a fan and an umbrella, as the leaves of Fiji fan palm were used for protection from both the sun and the rain. Fragrant brown flowers bloom on inflorescences to 3 feet long. Round fruits (each to 1/2" diameter) in large clusters emerge green but mature to dark brown/black.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Fiji Fan Palm, Loulu
Maximum Reachable Height More than 40 feet
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

The dead leaves, flowers and fruits can be removed in a landscape setting for a cleaner appearance. Do not prune the fronds that still have some green colour since Palms recycle nutrients from dead or dying fronds and use them for healthier fronds.

Pritchardia pacifica care

According to its habitat Pritchardia pacifica may be salt tolerant, slow growing and modest in its requirement.
This species is particularly tolerant of seaside conditions and salt spray, making it an excellent choice for planting along the coasts in the tropics.
With a particularly windy climate it is suggested to secure young palm to long solid stakes, to avoid that the wind could bare young and not very developed roots.
Specimens which are only a few years old might fear intense wind, but as it becomes a tall palm it can look ratty after the winds.

Sunlight Prefers full sun but will tolerate half day sun.
Watering It tolerates low levels of humidity, though it prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium. When supplied with adequate moisture and fertilizer it is also fairly fast growing. This palm is moderately drought tolerant once established.
It dislikes soggy soils. The roots and lower trunk can rot if soil is kept too moist. Water young plants for healthy look and fastest growth.
Soil Sand, cinder or organic soil is adaptable. Good drainage is also important.
Temperature It is adapted to tropical and subtropical climates but tolerate a wide range of climates and will even tolerate cool conditions, where winter temperatures go below 5°C.
In favourable temperate climate they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; However mature specimens can endure light frost (for short periods), while young plants are more cold sensitive. Best kept above 5° C.
Fertilizer Need a perfect fertilizer diet including all micro nutrients and trace elements or slow release fertilizer. Fertilize often for faster growth.

Pritchardia pacifica special feature

The strikingly beautiful Pritchardia pacifica is excellent as a garden or landscape ornamental specimen.
Town and city planners just love planting them along road median, byways and highways, or mass-plant them at roundabouts.
A favourite with landscapers that use them to beautify the grounds of commercial properties and public places, such as parks and gardens.

Pritchardia pacifica uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is one of most cultivated ornamental palm, planted in gardens and parks in tropical and sub-tropical climates either as a single specimen in small groves of three or more palms
  • Culture in containers is possible although growth rates are slower
  • A bright patio will provide an excellent environment for young specimens which can eventually be planted in a sunny location

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Pritchardia pacifica ?

Pritchardia pacifica is commonly known as Fiji Fan Palm, Loulu

How tall do Pritchardia pacifica grow?

On average Pritchardia pacifica grows More than 40 feet

How hard is Pritchardia pacifica to grow?

A Pritchardia pacifica is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Pritchardia pacifica need?

A Pritchardia pacifica prefers Prefers full sun but will tolerate half day sun.

How much water does a Pritchardia pacifica need?

A Pritchardia pacifica prefers watering It tolerates low levels of humidity, though it prefers evenly moist but not consistently wet medium. When supplied with adequate moisture and fertilizer it is also fairly fast growing. This palm is moderately drought tolerant once established.
It dislikes soggy soils. The roots and lower trunk can rot if soil is kept too moist. Water young plants for healthy look and fastest growth.

What kind of soil does a Pritchardia pacifica need?

A Pritchardia pacifica prefers Sand, cinder or organic soil is adaptable. Good drainage is also important.

What temperature does a Pritchardia pacifica like?

A Pritchardia pacifica prefers It is adapted to tropical and subtropical climates but tolerate a wide range of climates and will even tolerate cool conditions, where winter temperatures go below 5°C.
In favourable temperate climate they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; However mature specimens can endure light frost (for short periods), while young plants are more cold sensitive. Best kept above 5° C.

How often should I fertilize my Pritchardia pacifica ?

To encourage Pritchardia pacifica growth, Need a perfect fertilizer diet including all micro nutrients and trace elements or slow release fertilizer. Fertilize often for faster growth.



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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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