Chamaerops Humilis (Stella)

Plant description

Plant Description
Chamaerops humilis ‘Stella’ has a compact bushy appearance with a considerable amount of white woolly down (tomenta) on the undersides of its leaves. With leaves white(ish) on one side and green on the other and a bushier appearance than the standard Chamaerops it is a very interesting palm. Its growing habit and requirements are similar to the other members of the Chamaerops family.

Because of its rarity and slow growing disposition we can only offer this new and fabulous palm in limited stock.

Suitability

Suitability
Its growing requirements are similar to all the other Chamaerops humilis It is a palm which is easy to grow and hardy.

Ideal as a containerised plant, larger specimens may be planted in the ground. With its clumps of thick, tough leaves it is also suitable for planting in exposed locations and coastal gardens. It may be planted either in sunny or shady area with good drainage.It may also be grown in conservatories where it is very tolerant of high temperatures.

Origin

Origin
Originally the Chamaerops family was thought to be a family with just one member, the standard green Chamaerops humilis.

However, we now stock four varieties and Chamaerops humilis ‘Stella’ is the latest exciting addition to the Chamaerops family which was discovered on a Mediterranean island.