The Footstool Palm is a fan palm that has large, orbicular leaves. It is native to Asia. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing instructions for the Footstool Palm
The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. 1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seeds in water for several hours. 3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil pathogens from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 4. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds on the soil. 6. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 7. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet. 8. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 9. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.