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Chamaerops humilis Vulcano

If you are fond of exotic plants and are looking to fill up your garden, then a palm tree is a neccesity. A palm tree is one of the most exotic (looking) plants that we know. An extremely well suited palm for European gardens, is Chamaerops humilis Vulcano. MyPalmShop offers various different sizes of this palm tree. Are you curious of the possilibities? Take a quick look in our full range of Chamaerops humilis Vulcano and order them today.

Origin of this palm

Many palm trees grow in sunny and dry areas. This goes for Chamaerops humilis Vulcano as well. Its origin is found on the island of Vulcano, hence the cultivar's name 'Vulcano'. This island is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea found north of Sicily, Italy. Despite hailing from a small island, Vulcano has spread worldwide over the years and can now be found all over. It is a common find in northern/western European gardens. It is a versatile palm tree that can be planted in full ground of kept in a container.

Small palm tree for your garden

When you mention palm trees, many people imagine a tall tree with cocunuts. As coconut palm trees are generally very tall and not hardy, it probally is not a suitable palm tree for your garden. There are many different species of palm trees and they all have their own sizes. In general, Chamaerops humilis Vulcano reaches a total height of approximately 130-150 cm. Its relative small height is why it is known as dwarf fan palm. It is a slow grower - despite that it is possible for the palm to grow larger than 150 cm. It does take many years to reach a height of 2 metres in northern or western European climates. Is 130-150 cm too large? Do not fret, Chamaerops humilis Vulcano is also available in smaller sizes. Its slow growth means it will not outgrow a spot in your garden very quickly. Are you looking for a palm that can grow larger than Vulcano, then consider a different variety of Chamaerops or a different species. You can find them on our website. 

Why purchase a dwarf fan palm?

A dwarf fan palm is a popular choice. It is popular due to its ornamental value and voluminous leaves. These leaves have a beautiful silvery glow. Are you considering gettting Chamaerops humilis Vulcano? You will not regret this purchase - not even in winter. It is a hardy palm tree than only needs some protection once temperatures drop below -10 degrees.

Location and care of Chamaerops humilis Vulcano

European dwarf fan palms prefer a sunny location in a well drained spot. Find a place with at least 5 hours of direct sunlight. Despite coming from arid areas, this palm prefer a good amount of water. It can handle droughts well, but will need extra water after a drought. Feel free to not give the palm water for a week during winter, though. In Summer, the palm is more thirsty - provide regular watering on tropical days. 

You can give your palm fertilizer as well. The best time for this is just after its resting period in winter - usually around late April/early May. Always read instructions for fertilizer. A wrong appliance of fertilizers is hazardous for the plant. Do not let that scare you though - most fertilizers are very easy to use. 

The leaves of Chamaerops humilis Vulcano can be cut at any time, except during periods of frost. Brown leaves can be cut off, preferably close to the trunk. Use a sharp pruning tool. Brown leaves are generally not worrisome - at worst, they decrease the palm tree's ornamental value.

Chamaerops humilis Vulcano as an interior plant

The palm tree is best put in a pot with drainage holes. Place them in a sunny location. Doing so prevents the roots to rot and allows new leaves to develop well and to stay green and healthy for as long as possible. The amount of water to give to your palm depends on its size, the pot size, the temperature and used soil. It is best to start out with small amounts of water. Is the soil dry after merely one day? Then the amount of water given is not sufficient. Give them additional water. If the soil is still wet after about four days, then the amount given is too much - give them less water during the next watering. 

Reading the leaves

You can learn a lot about the health of your plant by reading the leaves. Chamaerops humilis Vulcano keeps its leaves green for a long time. If you do get coloured leaves, then consider the following:

  • Brown leaves: Brown leaves die mostly of longevity. They have become too old - you can simply cut these with a pruning tool. It is most common after winter, especially if your palm is not rooted properly yet. Fortunately, brown leaves are no cause for concern.
  • Yellow/light green: A shortage of nitrogen causes the leaves to turn light green/yellow. You can provide fertilizer to solve this. Use the fertilizer according the intructions. A good fertilizer for Chamaerops humilis Vulcano is our Slow Release Palm Fertilizer - it is easy in use and provides the palm tree with the minerals it needs.
  • Black: This can occur for palm trees who experience frost. Black leaves are mostly frost damage or mould. Mould is caused by inproper use of winter protection. Do not use plastic or fleece to cover trunk or leaves. Furthermore, make sure to occasionally air your plant during warmer/sunnier days in winter. 

Purchase your Chamaerops humilis Vulcano online

You could purchase Chamaerops humilis Vulcano in a garden centre, but you can also simply order it online via the web shop of MyPalmShop. If you order online via our web shop, you can expect a few advantages. Firstly, you can simply order it from home. We will deliver it to your adress, making is very convenient for you to get your plants. Of course, we ensure a good packaging and careful delivery so that the plant arrives in good condition at your home. Would you like to purchase Chamaerops humilis Vulcano, but are you not sure baout the size? Or do you have any other question about our products? Do not hestiate to contact us. Our specialists are glad to help you find what you are looking for. 


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