The dwarf pygmy date palm Phoenix roebelenii one of the most widely used palm trees in landscaping. , grows very slowly, reaching a maximum height indoors of 4-5 ft. (1-2 meters). This palm produces arching, graceful fronds about 3ft with delicate leaflets on them.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: An indoor date palm does well in bright indirect light, but can survive in medium filtered light
Soil: Use a basic indoor potting soil that drains well. Add a little perlite or hard sand to potting soil to improve drainage.
Watering: Be careful not to over-water in lower light.
Fertilizer: Fertilize a Phoenix Roebelenii once in spring and again in summer with a time-release fertilizer. Rose fertilizers work well because they provide important micronutrients that a Phoenix Roebelenii needs
Temperature: The ideal temperature for Pygmy Date Palms is 50-75°F (16-24°C). Phoenix Roebelenii does not do well when the temperature goes below 50°F (10°C).
Pruning: There are sharp spines at the base of the leaflets on the fronds of a Phoenix Roebelenii, be sure to wear gloves when pruning off old fronds.
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