Roebelenii Pygmy Date PalmRoebelenii Pygmy Date Palm has graceful, arching fronds with an upright form. They are very sturdy palms, and are more forgiving than other tropical palms. They do best with some humidity and plenty of bright direct light. Pygmy Date Palms prefer to dry out some, but not completely, between waterings. These beautiful palms perform well inside as a houseplant or outside in the summer in containers or planted in the landscape if hardy. Outdoors, they can handle part sun but prefer full sun, and well draining soil that isn’t allowed to dry out completely between watering. Growing Zone: 9-11 Mature Height: 5′ – 6′
Mature Width: 3′ – 4′Classification: Green Foliage Sunlight: Bright, direct to full sun Habit: Upright Flower Color: Does not flower indoors, white Foliage: Green fronds Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand) Water Require: Likes to dry out occasionally Uses: Performs well indoors or outside with lots of light Does Not Ship To: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA, AZ More tolerant of conditions than other palms, Roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm does well in bright, direct light to full sun and can stand to dry out occasionally. They are considered the most graceful and beautiful of the palms, and are frequently used in tropical containers for the summer months. Plants are either male or female, and both are needed to produce flowers and seeds. These palms are very unlikely to flower indoors. Size of the palm varies based on the size of the container. They look magnificent paired with Kimberlee Queen Ferns, petunias and hibiscus. Indoors, Roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm does best with at least a few hours of bright, direct light from western or southern exposure. They will tolerate lower light levels, but care needs to be taken that they are not overwatered. Pygmy Date Palms grow very slowly, usually about 6 inches a year of trunk space. Palm fronds appear from the center of the palm and expand as they age. Lower fronds will need to be removed as they age, contributing to the naturally upright habit of the Pygmy Date Palms.
Light Requirement of Roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm:
Pygmy Date Palms perform best in bright, direct light for several hours. Southern or western exposure indoors works best; they would be very happy in a sunroom with plenty of direct light. Outdoors, they perform well in part to full sun, but can handle shadier spots.