The dwarf pygmy date palm Phoenix one of the most widely used palm trees in landscaping, grows very slowly. 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 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 Roebeleni 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.