Plant Care European Fan Palm

European Fan Palm

About European Fan Palm

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.

Taxonomy

Chamaerops humilis
Chamaerops
Arecaceae
Arecales

Also known as

Chamaerops and Mediterranean dwarf palm

How to care for European Fan Palm

💦 Water

How often to water your European Fan Palm

Water needs for European Fan Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

European Fan Palm 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 European Fan Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for European Fan Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Fan Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Fan Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

European Fan Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European Fan Palm in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize European Fan Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Fan Palm: 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 European Fan Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

European Fan Palm 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!

Benefits of Growing European Fan Palm →

Common European Fan Palm Problems →


💦 Water Needs

European Fan Palm prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

European Fan Palm Water Frequency →

European Fan Palm Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

European Fan Palm requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

European Fan Palm Light Requirements →

European Fan Palm Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

European Fan Palm does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for European Fan Palm →

When and How to Successfully Repot European Fan Palm →


💩 Fertilizer

European Fan Palm grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

European Fan Palm is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune European Fan Palm →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
European Fan Palm can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

European Fan Palm Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of European Fan Palm can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for European Fan Palm

European Fan Palm

European Fan Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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