Also known as the Fountain Palm, this unique palm tree grows upwards before “spilling” down like a waterfall, making it easy to identify even for beginner gardeners. Best grown in humid climates, they can also be grown in indoor pots as long as the temperature and humidity are kept high.
This beauty of a plant can grow to a whopping 30-50 feet (9-15 m) with a trunk 10-12 feet (3-3.6m) wide! Found in its native home of China and Japan, the Chinese Palm Fan is considered an invasive species in the southern United States and other tropical climates. When planting this palm tree, be sure to monitor it, so it does not “escape” your garden and grow elsewhere, blocking out native plants.