Common Names: Dwarf Fan Palm, European Fan Palm, Mediterranean Fan Palm, Hair Palm, Palm Cabbage
Growth: upwards, clumping. Old fronds naturally fall off
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 150 - 250
Water: Moderately moist
Humidity: 40% - 60%
Temperature: 12°C - 32°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 20-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or removal of offsets
Interiorscape Use: Large potted plant, atriums
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Especially vulnerable to Spider Mites when grown indoors. Root rot when sitting in water.
Comments: One of the most cold hardy palms available. The fruit and offsets are consumed by Moroccan and Italian cultures. Chamaerops humilis typically grows in a bushy clump form but can be trained to appear more like a typical palm by removing the offsets as they appear.