Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Pygmy Date Palm, Phoenix roebelenii
Mature Height 6-10 feet
Mature Width 2-4 feet
Spacing 2-3 feet apart
Sunlight Partial to Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-75°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 4-12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Rarely flowers indoors
Origin Native to Southeast Asia

The Pygmy Date Palm, also known as Phoenix roebelenii, is a charming addition to any landscape. With its delicate, slender trunk and graceful, arching fronds, this palm is well-suited for smaller spaces.

How to Grow

The Pygmy Date Palm thrives in warm climates and requires full sun to partial shade exposure to grow properly. It can tolerate a variety of soil types but prefers well-draining soil. While drought tolerant, it benefits significantly from regular watering to promote lush growth.

Care Tips

To keep your Pygmy Date Palm healthy, it's important to fertilize it regularly with a slow-release fertilizer designed for palm trees. Prune away any dead or damaged fronds to maintain its aesthetic and promote healthy growth.


The Pygmy Date Palm is a popular choice for residential gardens, particularly where space is limited. It can serve as a beautiful understory plant or be grown in containers. The fronds are also valued for their use in floral arrangements and other decorations.

Planting Tips

When planting a Pygmy Date Palm, ensure the hole is twice as wide as the root ball. Mix organic matter into the soil to improve moisture retention. Water the palm deeply to help establish its roots.


Regular watering and fertilization are vital to maintaining the health of your Pygmy Date Palm. Keep an eye out for any signs of pests or diseases, such as yellowing fronds or brown spots, and address them promptly to prevent further issues.

Pests and Diseases

Although relatively pest and disease resistant, the Pygmy Date Palm can sometimes be affected by spider mites or scale insects. If signs of infestation appear, treat the palm with an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil to manage these issues effectively.



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