European Fan Palm

Scientific name: Chamaerops humilis

Description: Bushy shrub with 4 foot high stems. The fan-shaped fronds are carried on stiff, 15 inch long, strongly toothed stalks. Each frond is about 2 feet across, dark gray-green and cut almost to the stalk into many rigid, sword-shaped segments.

Light: Three to four hours of direct sunlight daily

Temperature: Normal room temperatures; winter rest period at 55-60 degrees F is recommended.

Methods of propagation: Fresh seed sown in early spring or from suckers (basal growths)

Comment: Plants hold up well under interior conditions with minimum maintenance.

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