Hemp palm, Trachycarpus fortunei: maintenance

Hemp palm, Trachycarpus fortunei: maintenance

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The hemp palm or Trachycarpus is the palm that best resists the cold and therefore our climates.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Chamaerops excelsa or trachycarpus fortunei
Family : Arecaceae
Type : Tree, palm tree

: 10 to 12 m in soil, 2 to 3 m in pot
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rich enough

: Persistent -Flowering: May to June

Very comfortable outside, in a pot or in the ground, you will appreciate it for the beauty of its foliage and its ease of maintenance.

Planting the hemp palm

Planting in the ground:

It is recommended to plant the palm tree in the fall to promote rooting and therefore recovery.

  • Prefer a sunny spot
  • Follow our planting tips.

Pot culture :

The cultivation of hemp palm in pots is possible for small-format varieties such as Trachycarpus wagnerianus.

  • Plan a regular watering in summer so as not to let the soil dry out
  • Give it good light but avoid excessively hot situations in the south

Pruning, maintenance of the hemp palm

A training pruning aimed at balancing the palm in the first year is desired but most subjects bought in garden centers do not claim no size training.

  • Then, gradually remove the dead, withered or yellowed branches.

To know about the hemp palm

The most rustic of all palm trees has the particularity of resisting winters and temperatures down to -10 / -15 ° very well. He would even have already survived -22 °.

Native to China, this palm, known as the mill palm or the Chusan palm, has large leaves that can reach 1.5 m in length.

  • Growth is relatively slow at first but tends to accelerate over the years.

But it is a palm tree that offers the advantage of push quickly.

Smart tip about the hemp palm

  • A mulching summer will help him maintain the humidity he needs.

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