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 located in Los Angeles, California.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for European Fan Palm in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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Growing European Fan Palm in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant European Fan Palm in Los Angeles, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant European Fan Palm in Los Angeles, California

Sunlight will decrease by 19.5% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 19.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.6 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant European Fan Palm in Los Angeles, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 7th, 2022

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Los Angeles, California ⛅.

European Fan Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot European Fan Palm

Nutrient needs for plant European Fan Palm in Los Angeles, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 7th, 2022

The growing potential in Los Angeles is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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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!


Water Needs
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Toxicity
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation

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 your location in Los Angeles, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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