The origin of the Trachycarpus comes from the Himalayas (China). Because the Trachycarpus is often in the snow there, it can withstand winter temperatures well, which makes it very popular in Europe. In the Netherlands this plant is also known as the Windmill Palm.
Because it is a tropical plant, it is important to always keep the soil slightly moist. You can let the plant dry out slightly before watering again, make sure that the roots do not remain in the water because of the root rot that occurs. in the growing period from March to August, slightly more water than in winter.
Spray the Trachycarpus regularly to remove dust from the leaves and prevent pests. Preferably once a week. If you heat the room, even 2 x is recommended. Spraying also improves the quality and ornamental value of the houseplant.
The Trachycarpus does well in a lot of light. You can place it in full sun or another place with lots of natural light. If it is in a place with too little light, it will suffer from gray and yellowish leaves.
The Trachycarpus can use a lot of nutrition, especially when it has just been transplanted. In addition, he needs a lot of food, especially in the summer, so give him cow manure granules or plant him in good potting soil.
When you repot the Trachycarpus, make sure that there are enough holes in the pot so that the water can get out, otherwise the carrots will remain in the pot because of the water. You can also place gravel at the bottom of the pot so that the water can drain more easily and the roots will not grow into the holes in the pot. The Trachycarpus can be repotted when the plant becomes too big for the pot, this will happen fairly quickly, take into account one every 2 years.
A Trachycarpus can suffer damage to its leaves, this can be for several reasons. The most common forms of leaf damage are: brown 'rust spots' on the leaf, mainly due to sunburn. Black/brown spots on the leaves, this is mainly due to too dry or too wet soil. Yellow discoloration of the leaves, this is mainly due to a lack of nutrition for the plant.
You can prune a Trachycarpus when there are 'ugly' leaves on the plant. A Trachycarpus repels its leaves and these can simply be removed by cutting them off the trunk.
A Trachycarpus is not poisonous.
A Trachycarpus is sensitive to fungi, especially the growing points can be hindered by this. You can combat this by using an anti-fungal agent when mold occurs, or as a precaution.