The Chamserops are among the hardiest of our fan Palms while they are also free-growing and easily transplanted. Cha-maerops humilis, which is a native of the Mediterranean regions, is of a dwarf habit; Chamaerops excelsa, which is from China, is of a more stately habit, sometimes attaining a height of thirty feet and growing handsome crowns of deeply cut fan-shaped leaves.

They delight in plenty of water and a well-drained soil.

Propagate by seeds sown one inch deep, in heat, in early Spring; when they are four inches high, pot them in three-inch pots; when the}' are one year old, plant them in the open ground in nursery rows. They may also be propagated by suckers taken from the base of old plants in early Spring.