Ruffled Fan Palm | Plant Care Guide

Ruffled Fan Palm

We are crazy about these palms, partly because there are so few available and partly because HOW EFFING AMAZING ARE THOSE FAN FRONDS?!

Ok, we good, we calm. We know that you will be totally obsessed when you get your hands on one of these guys so listen up with the ideal plant care tips so you can watch her thrive for years to come.

Difficulty Level – medium


This palm likes bright, indirect sunlight. No direct sunlight or you will scorch her pretty little leaves.


Keep the soil moist but not drenched which means only allowing the top 2 inches of soil to dry out completely before watering again. Reduce water in the colder months but still check the soil frequently so as not to dry it out.

Ideally water with tap water that has been sitting out overnight (this will remove the harsh chlorine) so as not to scorch the leaves and turn the tips brown. Cooled, boiled water, distilled water or rainwater is even better!

Create a bed of pebbles in a tray for it to sit on and make sure to always have water in the tray just below the top of the pebbles (you don’t want the water to be touching the pothole).

Spritz regularly to keep the leaf tips from browning and help with humidity.


Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every four months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow- release fertiliser to last the first four months).
During the warmer months, she likes a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) monthly, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch her sprout fresh new leaves.


Use a moisture metre stick to check the soil every few days rather than having to dig in the soil with your finger.

This plant has spines or sharp edges; use caution when handling.

Main image credit: Tiera Plants