Livistona saribus
Taraw palm

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 Livistona saribus





Southeast Asia

Cold Hardiness: 

25-26s, F.

Trunk type:

A medium sized trunk that gets over 50 feet.  Smooth trunk as tree matures.

Leaf type:

Fan leaf with dark petiole (leafstalks) and huge hooked spines.  It is ornamental because of the spines.


Solitary (single trunk).


Easy to grow

Speed of growth:



50 feet plus, but slow to get there

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Full sun, but can tolerate partial sun.

General Description:

An interesting fan palm that is easy to grow and has a very ornamental leaf with deep divisions of the segments.  The spines tend to be dark in color and dramatic, usually the thing most people remember most about this species.

Other Notes:

Beautiful blue fruit.  Yes, really blueSee the photo in the palm gallery.

Further Data:


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