The origin of the Trachycarpus comes from the Himalayas (China). Because the Trachycarpus is often in the snow there, it can withstand wintry temperatures, 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 a little before watering again, make sure that the roots do not stay in the water because of the root rot that occurs then. in the growing period that runs from March to August, slightly more water than in the winter.
Spray Trachycarpus regularly to remove dust from the leaves and prevent vermin. No less than once a week. If you heat the room, it is even recommended twice. Spraying also promotes the quality and decorative value of the houseplant.
The Trachycarpus works well in a lot of light. You can place it in full sun or another place with lots of natural light. When he is in a place with too little light, he will suffer from gray and yellowish leaves.
The Trachycarpus can use a lot of food, especially when it has just been replanted. 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 repotting the Trachycarpus, make sure there are enough holes in the pot for the water to drain, otherwise the water will remain in the pot. You can also put gravel in the bottom of the pot to make it easier for the water to drain away and the carrots will therefore not grow into the holes in the pot. The Trachycarpus can be repotted when the plant becomes too large for the pot, this will happen fairly quickly, take into account every 2 years.
A Trachycarpus can damage its leaves, this can have several reasons. The most common forms of leaf damage are: brown 'rust spots' on the leaf, this is 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 leaf, 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 stem.
A Trachycarpus is non-toxic.
A Trachycarpus is susceptible to fungi, especially the growth points can be affected by this. You can combat this by using an antifungal medicine when fungus occurs, or as a precaution.