Trachycarpus nanus or Dwarf Windmill Palm is the smallest of the Trachycarpus with a subterranean trunk as long as 2 m, sometimes above ground about 10 to 30 cm.
Endangered in its habitat by goats who eat the inflorescence before it gets a chance to develop.
Very short petiole, 10 to 30 cm. Blueish fronds.
Dragonhead Palm, Dwarf Windmill Palm, Fan Palm
Yunnan in the south-east of China
Grows on grassy slopes up to 2,000 m
USDA Zone 7, -15 °C
Male and female plants.
Contrary to other Trachycarpus, inflorescence is erect.
A few days to 1-2 months
- soak 1-2 days
- sow in humid light mix
- 20-25 °C
- well drained soil
- water moderately