Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is the 1st palm for this weeks Heathcote Palms. This Livistona rotundifolia ,or Footstool Palm is a very attractive Livistona, especially when young, due to its large, round, shiny, shallowly divided leaves. Though less cold hardy, the trunk has an intricate woven mat of fibers that eventually shed to reveal red ring scars. As it gets older however, the leaves become more divided, and thus not quite so pretty.