|Common Name||Fiji Fan Palm, Loulu|
|Maximum Reachable Height||More than 40 feet|
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 maybe 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 bear young and not very developed roots.
Specimens that are only a few years old might fear the 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 the soil is kept too moist. Water young plants for a healthy look and the 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 tolerates a wide range of climates and will even tolerate cool conditions, where winter temperatures go below 5 °C.
In a favourable temperate climate, they should be grown in cold greenhouses 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 micronutrients 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 medians, 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
- 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