Plant Care Miniature Date Palm

Miniature Date Palm

4.3 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Miniature Date Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Miniature Date Palm

The pygmy date palm is a small palm that does well indoors, but can grow over 20 feet tall in its native habitat of southeast Asia. Though they rarely flower indoors, if grown outdoors they can produce hundreds of small fruits that resemble a date. 🌴

Taxonomy

Phoenix roebelenii
Phoenix
Arecaceae
Arecales

Also known as

Pygmy Date Palm, Pygmy Date Palm, pygmy date palm, miniature date palm and robellini

How to care for Miniature Date Palm

Water

How often to water your Miniature Date Palm

Water needs for Miniature Date Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Miniature Date 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 Miniature Date Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Pygmy Date Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Miniature Date Palm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Miniature Date Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Miniature Date Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Miniature Date 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 Miniature Date Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Miniature Date Palm is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Dormancy
Native Region
Flowers
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Miniature Date Palm

Miniature Date Palm

Miniature Date Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Miniature Date Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Miniature Date Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Miniature Date Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Miniature Date Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Miniature Date Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Miniature Date Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Miniature Date Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Bay_hug avatar
@Bay_hug
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 479 XP
01/22/2022

Mine died so fast😭

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Nubiangoddess avatar
@Nubiangoddess
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,471 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
11/10/2021

I love this plant I’m trying to revive it I might move it outside in the summer but she’s been living her best life since last years she’s still here

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Bmur4471 avatar
@Bmur4471
leaf-1 64 Plants
xp 746 XP
globe Vernal, UT
06/10/2021

He dislikes bright direct sunlight, otherwise they will burn

Survivor Survivor
Doonok avatar
@Doonok
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 49 XP
globe Westland, MI
03/02/2021

Dangerous thorns at base of leaves

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