1000 Fresh Seeds ~LAU FAN PALM~ Pritchardia thurstoni DWARF FIJI PALM TREE
Lau Fan Palm
Native to Fiji, Lau island
group, introduced on many pacific islands.
This is truly a Beautiful palm.
The primary differences, between P pacifica and P thurstonii, are 1) this palm's flowers
extend far beyond the leaves and look like ornaments hanging down from the crowns... while
inflorescence of P pacifica are still nestled within the crown of leaves. and 2) this palm
is a bit smaller in leaf and trunk size, also a less 'perfect' in the size/shape of the
One of the most attractive Pritchardias with a trunk
up to 12 inches in diameter, Pritchardia thurstonii is similar to but smaller than the
common Fiji Fan Palm. P. thurstonii is the hard to hard dwarf version of these attractive,
solitary fan palms. P. thurstonii is highly sought after by discriminating collectors.
Typically found in habitat, tropical dry forests with mean monthly temperatures ranging
from 22C in July to 28C in January. Rainfall averages 1800 mm per year with most falling
during December-April summer and almost drought conditions prevailing during the cooler
This attractive, solitary fan palm
15-30 feet tall, is smaller than the common Fiji Fan Palm. Leaves up to 8 feet long
and almost as wide, the leaf blade is the same glabrous dull green on both upper and lower
surfaces, without any scales or spots underneath. The long stemmed inflorescence is
up to 3 meters in length. The spherical fruit is smaller, 8-10 mm in diameter, turning red
then black at maturity. The seed is 5mm in diameter about half the size of the common
Fresh seed germinates within 30 days. Plant in a sunny, moist, but well drained position.
Prefers tropical conditions, will not grow in temperate climates and is marginal where
winter temperatures go below 5C. Slow growing. Well suited to coastal areas.
A feature of this solitary palm are
the large fan-shaped leaves up to 2 m wide and deeply pleated. Unlike many other fan palms
there are no spines along the petioles Seeds are round and .25 inches in size.
Of the tribe Arecaceae, Genus: Pritchardia; it is also known by the botanic name
This is a uncommon palm in Hawaii
landscapes. Smallest of the two Fijian species of Pritchardia thurstonii is a handsome
palm. Pritchardia thurstonii prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade on any
Inflorescence: Long Stem Branched,
born in the crownshaft. One of only 3 species with inflorescence greatly exceeding the
crown. The inflorescence, like Pritchardia kaalae is up to 3 meters in length.
Lau Fan Palm
Healthy & Fresh
Slender solitary dwarf landscape palm
The fruits are black with seeds 5 mm.
Lau Fan Palm, Dwarf Fiji Fan Palm
Salt Tolerance: Moderate Well suited
to coastal areas.
Moderate drought tolerance
Uses: excellent landscape specimen.
Height: 15 to 30 feet
USDA hardiness zones: Zone 10b
Cold Hardiness: 35 ° F to 1.7
All good things take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in
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All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped
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shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
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is included in Shipping and Handling
$5 fee per item/species.
There is a
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same PayPal payment.
This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
We ship on Tuesdays.
Payment must be received
within 4 days of the auction ending.
Combined Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional items)
My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Domestic S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
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is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
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understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
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Rare Palm Seeds
Fresh Highest Quality
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment.
All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
Items must be returned within 14 days .
Refund will be given as Money back or exchange.
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