Chamaerops Humilis is a majestic palm that tends to grow in several medium-height stems. Originating from North Africa and South-western Europe, Chamaerops humilis is the only species of palm that is native to Europe. With its many stems often clumped close together at its base, this palms leaves are spread out like small, green fans. The hardiness of the plant is medium at H4 meaning it is only advisable to shelter during a cold snap. The plant itself requires no pruning. It is prone to potential diseases and pests. The final height is between 1 m – 1.5 m (3.2 ft – 4.9 ft) and the final width is between 1 m – 1.5 m (3.2 ft – 4.9 ft)
Latin Name: Chamaerops Humilis
English Name: Mediterranean Fan Palm
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Flowering Period: Spring – Summer
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained. Loam
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Partial Shade
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered
Hardiness Rating: Medium (H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14°F)
Growth Habit: Bushy
Pests: glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem under glass
Diseases: False smut may attack leaves
Cultivation: Grow under glass or as a houseplant in a loam-based compost in bright, indirect light. When in growth water moderately and feed with a balanced fertiliser once a month. Water sparingly in winter
Propagation: Propagate by seed or suckers
Pruning: No pruning required
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Architectural Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal
Final Height: 1 m – 1.5 m (3.2 ft – 4.9 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 1 m – 1.5 m (3.2 ft – 4.9 ft)
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