Plant Care Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm

About Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palmetto is a tree in the palm (Arecaceae) family. It is found in maritime forests, marsh edges, and other near-coastal communities. It's not hardy in the mountains, but does well in the coastal forests and marsh edges. The plant is highly salt tolerant and has fragrant flowers.

Taxonomy

Sabal palmetto
Sabal
Arecaceae
Arecales

Also known as

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

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 located in Sacramento, California.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Cabbage Palm in Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California

35% Very Low

Growing Cabbage Palm in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Cabbage Palm in Sacramento, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 24th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Cabbage Palm in Sacramento, California

Sunlight will increase by 32.1% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Sacramento is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to increase by 32.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Cabbage Palm in Sacramento, California

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of d…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

Cabbage Palm does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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 your location in Sacramento, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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