Plant Care Cabbage Palm
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Cabbage Palm

Also known as

Blue palmetto, Blue palmetto, Cabbage palm, Cabbage-palm, Palmetto, Cabbage palmetto, Carolina palmetto, Common palmetto, Swamp cabbage and Sabal palm

Taxonomy

Sabal palmetto
Sabal
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Cabbage Palm

Water

How often to water your Cabbage Palm

Water needs for Cabbage Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Cabbage Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cabbage Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue palmetto in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cabbage Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cabbage Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cabbage Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cabbage Palm in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cabbage Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cabbage Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cabbage Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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