Plant Care Chamaerops Humilis

Chamaerops Humilis

About Chamaerops Humilis

European Fan Palm is one of the most cold-hardy palms. It is a shrub-like, clumping palm with several stems growing from a single base. It's easily grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils and prefers a bright sunny location.


Chamaerops humilis

Also known as

European Fan Palm, European Fan Palm, Chamaerops and Mediterranean dwarf palm

How to care for Chamaerops Humilis


How often to water your Chamaerops Humilis

Water needs for Chamaerops Humilis
0.5 cups
every 9

Chamaerops Humilis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chamaerops Humilis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for European Fan Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chamaerops Humilis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chamaerops Humilis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chamaerops Humilis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Chamaerops Humilis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chamaerops Humilis: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chamaerops Humilis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Chamaerops Humilis is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chamaerops Humilis

Chamaerops Humilis

Chamaerops Humilis

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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