The Tiny Titan of the Palm World

Get ready to be charmed by the Chamaerops humilis, a plant that's small in stature but big on personality. Also known as the Dwarf Fan Palm, this little gem is a standout in any garden with its spectacular cerulean, slate, and emerald leaves.

Chamaerops humilis

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Requires balanced watering. Not too wet, not too dry.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Neutral Soil pH Preference

Prefers a neutral pH, common in many soils.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Chamaerops humilis

Don't let the name 'Dwarf' fool you. This palm can reach a height and width of 6 to 15 feet and 6 to 20 feet respectively. Its leaves are a sight to behold, with colors ranging from cerulean and slate to a vibrant emerald. And when it's flowering season, get ready for a golden spectacle that's sure to turn heads.

Despite its Mediterranean origins, the Chamaerops humilis is a hardy plant that can withstand temperatures as low as -12°C (10°F). Talk about a tough cookie!

Also known as

Dwarf fan palm
Dwarf palm
European Fan-palm
European fan palm
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Mediterranean fan-fern

Our design recommendations

The Dwarf Fan Palm is not just a pretty face. It's also a versatile addition to any garden. Use it as a standout plant to draw attention, a divider to create intimate spaces, or for structural planting to add depth and dimension. Its spectacular leaves also make it an outstanding indoor plant. This palm is as adaptable as they come. It's perfect for beachfront properties, courtyards, and even indoor spaces. And if you're short on space, simply plant it in a tub and watch it thrive.