Dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis)
Dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis).
This plant has several common names including: dwarf fan palm, European fan palm or African hair palm.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: dwarf fan palm, European fan palm, African hair palm
Scientific name: Chamaerops humilis
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Houseplants, Palms
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Partial shade
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Patio & Container Garden
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Chamaerops humilis likes to grow in well drained soil.
Dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) should be grown in partial shade places.