The palm tree Chamaerops Humilis belongs to the Arecacea family, it is the only one that grows wild in Italy a little everywhere and is also very appreciated as an ornamental plant and remains small in size. The inflorescences are in panicle and are formed at the base of the leaves. The fruits are elliptical and red or yellow. It is known as the palm of Saint Peter or the dwarf palm. A variety often cultivated is the Chamaerops humilis 'Dactylocarpa' which can reach a height of 6 m. It is a palm with fan-shaped fronds, shrubby or just arborescent. The leaf is divided into a fan of about 12-15 lanceolate segments, equipped with a particularly resistant stem. The panicle shaped inflorescences form at the base of the leaves and are followed by elliptic and red or yellow fruits. Kingdom: Plantae Order: Arecales Family: Arecaceae (or Palmae) Genus: Chamaerops Height: 6 meters Exposure Plant suitable for the garden or the apartment. Temperature It easily resists in cold temperatures up to -10 -15 ° C. Lighting Outdoors or in an illuminated environment. Watering and environmental humidity Watering should be frequent in summer, reduced in winter. Multiplication They multiply, in April-May, by grounding the suckers that are formed at the base of the plant, in pots filled with soil, peat and sand in equal parts. You have to choose the buds that have at least 2-3 leaves.