Plant Care Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

About Mediterranean Dwarf 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.


Chamaerops humilis

Also known as

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

How to care for Mediterranean Dwarf Palm


How often to water your Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

Water needs for Mediterranean Dwarf Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Mediterranean Dwarf 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 Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for European Fan Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mediterranean Dwarf Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mediterranean Dwarf Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mediterranean Dwarf Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

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

Difficulty Level

Mediterranean Dwarf 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
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

Mediterranean Dwarf Palm

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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