Phoenix roebelenii is a small to medium-sized, slow-growing slender tree growing to 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) tall. The leaves are 60 to 120 cm (24 to 47 in) long, pinnate, with around 100 leaflets arranged in a single plane (unlike the related P. loureiroi where the leaflets are in two planes).
Each leaflet is 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in)15 to 25 cm long and 1 cm broad, slightly drooping, and grey-green in colour with scurfy pubescence below. The flowers are small, yellowish, produced on a 45 cm (18 in) inflorescence. The fruit is an edible 1 cm drupe resembling a small, thin-fleshed date.Pygmy date palm information allows that this particular genus is known as a date palm due to its often sweet, sugary fruit pulp found in some species of Arecaceae.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Phoenix roebelenii, pygmy date palm, miniature date palm , robellini
Maximum Reachable Height
2 to 3 meter.
Easy to grow.
Planting and care
The up to 6-foot long fronds of the pygmy palm tree may occasionally need reining in. Pruning pygmy palm trees is not a daunting task and merely requires periodical removal of aged or diseased foliage. When grown in soil with a pH over 7, the tree may develop magnesium or potassium deficiency with symptoms of chlorotic or spotted fronds.
Pygmy Date Palm care
The only truly suitable date palm for indoor growth is the pygmy date palm. You will occasionally see wild date palms growing in large public venues like malls, but they aren t really appropriate for any kind of residential setting. Pygmy date palms are hardy and durable palms and make excellent accent plants. They do best with loads of light,if you cannot provide adequate light, cut back or cease fertilization so the plant doesn t stretch and become ungainly.
Full sun to full shade.
Water regularly to keep the soil moist.
Sandy, well-drained soil.
Minimum temperature 30 degrees F.
Fertilize pygmy date palms about two to three times per year with a fertilizer that is labelled for use with palms. Typically a fertilizer with a ratio of 8-2-12-4 is ideal. Apply fertilizers to the soil at a rate of 1-1/2 pounds per 100 square feet every three months between April and September.
Pygmy Date Palm uses
The pygmy palms may do well as a container specimen on a deck or patio during the summer months in the Midwest, but will need to be overwintered indoors before the first frost
Frequently Asked Questions
How to grow date palm in india?
Date palm is propagated by off shoots emerging from the base of palm and also grow from seeds but not followed due to germination issues.Consider the following points to grow palm. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Sept-Oct).
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How fast do date palms grow?
Date palm grows 5-10 meter tall in 5 years and well maintained palm grows up to 24 meter.
When to prune date palm?
There is no any special pruning operation for Date palm but dead, brown fronds are removed timely.
How to make date palm grow faster?
To grow Date palm faster consider the following points1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Sept-Oct). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Why date palms grow well in desert?
Date palm is the plant which require only little amount of water and requires high day and night temperature.The desert region provides all required climatic condition.
Why date palm is called the wonder tree?
Date palm is called wonder tree because we can use each part of tree for various purpose. Gum (exudes from wounds),roots,pollen is used for the treatment of various diseases.Its trunk used as timber, the midribs of the leaves supply material for crates and furniture, the leaflets for basketry, the leaf bases for fuel. Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts
Where do date palms grow?
You can plant a Date palm preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Are date palms edible?
Yes, Dates are eaten at various stages of maturity.
Do date palms need much water?
No, Date palm needs very less amount of water.Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch.
Can date palms survive a freeze?
No,Date palm is very sensitive to low temperature. The optimum temperature range is 28-35 degree Celsius.
When do date palm trees grow?
June-July is best time for planting Date palm.
What do date palms look like?
The Date palm is a flowering plant species in the Arecaceae family. Date palm grow tall and they take their fruit with them.The dates grows in great big clusters just underneath the palm fronds.
When do date palms produce fruit?
Date palm starts bearing fruits after 6 years from planting.
Is date palm and incomplete flower?
Yes, Date palm is dioecious in nature. It produces male and female flower on different plant.
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well
Monday, 25 November 2019
Good quality they all grow nicely?
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
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