Mediterranean Fan Palm’s also known as Dwarf Fan Palms are beautiful small clustering palms with huge green leaves which spread out into an attractive fan form.
These rare tropical seeds are easy to grow, perfect for patio spaces and smaller gardens, they are also extremely hardy making them a great palm plant to grow in the UK with our unpredictable weather!
When to Sow Mediterranean Fan Palm Seeds
- Sow: Indoors all year round!
- Germination: 4-6 Weeks, although we have seen results much quicker than this!
How to Grow a Mediterranean Fan Palm
- Fill your seed tray, or pots, with compost made up of 50/50 compost and vermiculite or horticultural sand. Moisten the compost, but don’t soak it. Place two seeds into each pot or cell, and lightly cover with compost.
- Cover the seed tray with a clear plastic zip-lock bag, or anything clear you can find around the house, that will let in light, therefore, creating a greenhouse-like atmosphere.
- Place in a warm, sunny spot in your house during the germination process. The plastic cover will help keep the warmth in to encourage the seeds to germinate.
- The soil should be kept moist but not saturated during this process, watering through the bottom of the tray is best. If water starts dripping on the plastic covering, loosen the plastic slightly to give some ventilation as seeds can rot if they get too damp.
- The seeds should germinate in 4-6 weeks, remove the plastic covering as soon as they do.
- Transplant to individual 8cm pots once well established.
- Water a few times a week when the soil is dry, once established water only once a week.
- This palm will grow approximately 10cm each year in the UK, the outer leaves will die back, you’ll need to cut these off. If you would like your palm to have a trunk, cut off the fonds that grow at the base of the trunk otherwise your palm will grow in a shrub-like form.
Fun Fact: The Mediterranean Fan Palm is the only palm native to Europe!
- Free shipping to UK addresses.
- Orders are dispatched within 1-2 days.
- Seeds shipped in a padded envelope for protection.