Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit.
Common name: Adansonia digitata Color: red Bloom time: June-October. Height: 6-14 cm Difficulty level: 6-14 cm
Planting & Care Each delicious Medjool date has a seed inside that can easily be grown into a tree. Save some of the seeds by removing them from the center of the dates. Place your date seeds in a small dish covered with cool water. Soak them for one week, changing the water at least once a day to keep mold from forming.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 95 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Water the tree every once every two weeks in the summer and once a month in the winter.
That date palm usually stretches its roots deep into the ground to access subterranean water sources, so regular deep waterings are required for optimal health.
Spraying the tree with the garden hose once in a while isn’t enough.
You can also use a palm tree fertilizer high in potassium.
Watch for pests and disease and deal with them quickly as they arise.
Once trees are established, you will rarely need to water them.
Date palms prefer dry soil and excess moisture can inhibit growth.
Special Feature: Prune the suckers around the bottom of the tree as needed -- at least once a year to prevent the formation of multiple trunks. Additional pruning of date palms is unnecessary. Use Medicinal use:
Unverified information The plant is used in snake bite therapy.
Note: for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.