Rivina humilis - Plant
Common name: Chamaerops humilis
Bloom time: May to October
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and donâ€™t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
Borders, rock gardens, native plant gardens, wild gardens or prairies.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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