Trachycarpus martianus or Khasia Hills Fan Palm is the highest growing palm: between 1,500 and 2,400 m which makes it probably the most frost resistant among the species trachycarpus.
Its elegant and regular fronds and ringed trunk make it also one of the prettiest.
Growth is relatively fast after the first 3 years and care easy.
There are two populations in the Himalaya: in the Khasia Hills in India and in Nepal.
The name was given in honour of a German botanist, von Martius.
Chamaerops khasyana, Chamaerops martiana, Trachycarpus khasyana
Khasia Hills Fan Palm, Martius ´Chusan Palm Martius´ Windmill Palm
Himalaya: Khasia Hills (India) and Nepal
USDA Zone 8, -10 °C
Male and female plants.
The inflorescence emerges between the leaves, rather short.
A few days to 1-2 months
- soak 1-2 days
- sow in humid light mix
- 20-25 °C
- well drained soil, acidic
- water moderately