Its elegant and regular fronds and ringed trunk make it also one of the prettiest.
Growth is relatively fast after the first 3 years and care easy.
There are two populations in the Himalaya: in the Khasia Hills in India and in Nepal.
The name was given in honour of a German botanist, von Martius.
Synonyms:Chamaerops khasyana, Chamaerops martiana, Trachycarpus khasyana
Common names:Khasia Hills Fan Palm, Martius ´Chusan Palm Martius´ Windmill Palm
Origin:Himalaya: Khasia Hills (India) and Nepal
Hardiness:USDA Zone 8, -10 °C
Flowering:Male and female plants.
The inflorescence emerges between the leaves, rather short.
Germination:A few days to 1-2 months
- soak 1-2 days
- sow in humid light mix
- 20-25 °C
- well drained soil, acidic
- water moderately