CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS 'VULCANO'

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Vulcano palm

CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS 'VULCANO'

$9.97 / packet

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Description

This very pretty miniature form of the popular Chamaerops humilis is native to the the tiny Island of Vulcano in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily. Quite distinct from the normal Chamaerops humilis, it grows into a compact dwarf plant with short, blunt-tipped, grass green leaves with waxy whitish backs, and very few thorns on the leafstalk. It has become popular among rare palm collectors in Europe in recent years and although it has enormous potential as an ornamental plant, it is still rarely offered. In cultivation it is just as tough and resistant as any Chamaerops, and is one of the best palms for temperate climates, thriving right down to below minus 10C. Very few seeds collected.

Sowing Advice

These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some may take very much longer so please be patient. Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.

Key Facts

Family:Palmae

Height:70cm-1.2m

Packet Content:3 large (Approx)

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