The Trachycarpus Fortunei is one of the most popular palm species in Northern Europe. The reason for this is mainly that this palm is best kept under European weather conditions. Even with 18 degrees of frost, the palm will survive. The Trachycarpus owes its name to the biologist Robert Fortune and originates from northern China. Here, the palm grows on the walls of the Himalayas where snow and extreme cold are not unusual. The Trachycarpus Fortunei is also a fast grower and after a few years can grow in the open ground around 25 cm of stem per year.
The Trachycarpus Fortunei is easy to maintain and can be kept outdoors or in a pot. This palm needs a sunny location and very well-drained soil. The palm grows best in the open ground. Due to its high winter hardiness and its strong foliage, it can therefore also stay outside during the winter. When this palm is placed in a pot, make sure you have a large deep pot. Water multiple times per week during dry, hot summers, depending on how moist the soil is. As with every palm, the oldest brown leaf should be cut as close as possible to the stem.
Size on delivery
Upon delivery, the plant has a height of 65 to 75cm (measured pot included). The plant is delivered in a pot with a diameter of 21cm.