Trachycarpus nanus

Trachycarpus nanus

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.

Synonym:

Trachycarpus nana

Common names:

Dragonhead Palm, Dwarf Windmill Palm, Fan Palm

Origin:

Yunnan in the south-east of China
Grows on grassy slopes up to 2,000 m

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7, -15 °C

Soil:

Well drained

Height:

30 cm

Flowering:

Male and female plants.
Contrary to other Trachycarpus, inflorescence is erect.



Propagation:

Sowing

Exposure:

Sun

Germination:

A few days to 1-2 months

Sowing instructions:

  • soak 1-2 days
  • sow in humid light mix
  • 20-25 °C

Care:

  • well drained soil
  • water moderately

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