How to grow Chamaerops humilis

Chamaerops humilis grow and care – palm shrub‎ of the genus Chamaerops also known as European fan palm, Chamaerops humilis perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color green leaves frond when the start to grow it’s like sword when it’s open rounded shape in shredded like fork or spoon narrow tines in the size 1-2 m.

Chamaerops humilis flower

Flower color yellow, flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants.

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How to grow Chamaerops humilis growing and care:

Well drained soil, more than -10C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive root system

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Paysandisia archon

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves and clumps

Size of the plant?
1-4 m, 3-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow, flowers grow on clump its branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers dioecious male and female flower on separate plants

Scientific name:

Chamaerops humilis

How to grow Chamaerops humilis

Chamaerops humilis palm

Mediterranean dwarf palm

European fan palm

Chamaerops humilis plant care

Chamaerops humilis plant

Chamaerops humilis

Chamaerops humilis leaves

Growing Chamaerops humilis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Palm
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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