Fan Palm

Fan Palm Care

Chamaerops Humilis

Basic Fan Palm Care

We recommend Fan Palms for novice plant parents as they are pretty easy to care for and will adjust fine to your home. Below you will find our complete Fan Palm care guide with all the information and tips you need to help your Palm thrive.

Bright Direct Light

I thrive in bright areas of your home so am best placed near a window.

Water Frequently

I like my soil to be moist so make sure to water me often.

Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn't too dry, otherwise I won't be a happy plant.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Detailed Fan Palm Care Information

Whether you're looking to make sure your Fan Palm is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

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Fan Palms love direct sunlight

Although they can also grow in shadier areas of your home, Fan Palms prefer bright light. They can tolerate direct light too unlike many houseplants so you really don’t need to worry about too much sunlight.

They need regular watering

You need to let the soil dry out between waterings, but Fan Palms usually need to be watered once a week in summer and less frequently in colder months.

Don't worry about temperature or humidity

The reason Fan Palms are so easy to care for is that they will be okay with the natural temperature and humidity levels in your home.

Regular fertilisation will encourage growth

You can fertilise your Fan Palm throughout the year, using a palm-specific fertiliser. Keep the fertiliser weaker than the recommended amount to prevent damaging the root system.

Repot your Fan Palm every few years

Don’t worry too much about repotting your Fan Palm as they are relatively slow growers. Every 2 or 3 years should be enough to prevent them from becoming too root-bound.

Propagate a Fan Palm by division

You can propagate your Fan Palm by splitting up the mother plant into several palms. Make sure that each individual plant has a strong part of the root system attached and repot them into separate containers.

Fan Palms are completely safe for pets and children

One great thing about Fan Palms is that they are non-toxic so you don’t need to worry about your cats, dogs or children going near it.

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Common Problems with your Fan Palm

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

Drooping leaves and stems on a Fan Palm is an indication that it is not getting enough water. Check the moisture levels in the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Dry brown tips on a Fan Palm’s leaves is a very common issue. It may be caused by underwatering or very dry air. We recommend checking the moisture in the soil to see if it needs more water and misting the leaves every few days.

If you notice the lower leaves on your Fan Palm are turning yellow, then this may be simply due to natural ageing. However, if this is occurring on the upper leaves it signals nutrient deficiency. You can rectify this by using a palm-specific fertiliser.

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