Dwarf palm, Chamaerops humilis – plants and care

The dwarf palm, botanically named Chamaerops humilis, is an attractive fan palm that is the only one native to mainland Europe. Contrary to its name, it is anything but a dwarf, because it can reach a height of up to 4 m with good care. It rarely leaves it with just one trunk, but usually forms several…

Coniferous palm, Rhapidophyllum hystrix – care of the garden palm

Coniferous palms are different from many of the popular potted palms. They don’t form a real trunk, but grow more bushy, runners, but are still very decorative. The deeply dissected leaves and dense habit of older specimens have something to offer. In addition, they are easy to care for and have good winter hardiness. Coniferous palms are still quite…

Date palm (dwarf date palm) – care and wintering

Like all date palm species, the Phoenix roebelenii – the dwarf date palm – is very popular as a robust houseplant. The name “dwarf date palm” is no coincidence, as the small plant reaches a trunk height of just 1 meter. The compact growth of the palm from Laos is compensated by its fine-feathered fronds, which can…

Giant palm lily, Yucca elephantipes – care instructions

The Yucca elephantipes is our most popular yucca – but most of its owners only cultivate “a shade of the giant yucca”. The best-selling yucca is rush-produced for bulk trade. An adult yucca is cut into pieces, shipped to us, three trunks are placed in a pot, are rooted in the giant greenhouse and sold with the…

Hardy Palms – popular garden palm species

Are you fed up with the cloudy German weather? Would you like to break out into southern climes with exotic vegetation? But your employer is absolutely of the opinion that you should continue to look after corporate customers from the German company headquarters and not from the beach in Nice? Then you probably have to develop a little…

Shoemaker’s palm, Aspidistra – care and wintering

The relatively undemanding plant was very popular 100 to 150 years ago. It is the only Aspidistra that is cultivated as a houseplant. The formerly widespread use of the shoemaker palm as a houseplant was mainly due to its easy care. It often stood on the window frames of workshops or in the shop windows of cobblers and…

5 hardy palms to -25 degrees | palm trees for the garden

Palm trees conjure up a Mediterranean flair in the garden, on the balcony and terrace. But hibernation is often very expensive. Hardy palm trees can help here. There are several species in the Palmae family that can easily withstand low temperatures and spend the winter outdoors. Varieties that survive low temperatures should also be protected in winter. Frost hardy…

Gold fruit palm, gold leaf palm, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens – care instructions

One of the most popular indoor plants is the golden fruit palm. With its feathery evergreen leaves, it brings a touch of exotic flair to the living room. The palm tree grows relatively slowly, but with good care it can become very old and therefore very large. Then it is better off in a conservatory with its sweeping…

Are yucca hardy? | 12 hardy yucca for the garden

The yucca or palm lily is often known as a houseplant. There it usually grows with a tall stem that can reach several cm in diameter and forms a radiating crown. The yucca belongs to the succulents and does not appear to be very hardy. In fact, of the approximately 50 known varieties, only about 10 are suitable…