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Chamaerops humilis: pretty little palm tree

Chamaerops humilis: pretty little palm tree

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Chamaerops humilis is a small palm tree that resists our outdoor climates, perfect for terraces and small gardens.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Chamaerops humilis
Family : Arecaceae
Type : Tree, palm tree

: 10 to 12 m in soil, 2 to 3 m in pot
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rich enough

Flowering: May to July (very light) -Foliage : Persistent

Planting Chamaerops humilis

Whether in soil or in pots, Chamaerops humilis is planted indifferently to spring or to autumn but always avoiding periods of cold or strong heat.

Chamaerops humilis outdoors:

It is recommended to plant in a mixture of garden soil and potting soil to promote rooting and therefore recovery.

  • Prefer a sunny spot
  • Follow our planting tips.

Chamaerops humilis in a pot:

The pot culture of chamaerops humilis is quite suitable and even recommended to adorn a terrace or balcony.

> Use a suitable soil

> Plan a regular watering but moderate in summer so as not to let the soil dry out

> Give it good light but avoid excessively hot situations in the south

The chamaerops humilis in pot not made to live indoors in winter.

Caring for Chamaerops humilis

Here is an easy to grow palm that requires little care and maintenance throughout the seasons.

Size of chamaerops humilis:

The Chamaerops humilis does not require any pruning but it is advisable to remove the leaves which dry as and when

  • Then, gradually remove the dead, withered or yellowed branches.

Watering chamaerops humilis:

While rainwatering is often sufficient for this drought-tolerant palm, sometimes it is necessary to water in hot weather or prolonged drought, especially if grown in containers.

Chamaerops humilis will appreciate a fertilizer application in the spring, especially if the leaves are yellowing.

  • Growing Chamaerops humilis in pots should require you to apply fertilizer once or twice a year as the deficiencies are often greater.

To know about the Chamaerops humilis

One of the smallest of palms and often referred to as the dwarf palm, Chamaerops humilis is hardy and withstands winters and temperatures down to -12 °. Humilis also means low.

It is also very resistant to drought and therefore adapts very well to container culture.

Native to southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Sicily, Malta) and northern Africa, this palm is easy to grow and maintain.

It does not exceed 3 meters in height as an adult.

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Video: Chamaerops humilis Palm grow well on the Gulf Islands of Canada (June 2022).