Plant Care Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm

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About Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor with a whopping 254 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Canary Island Date Palm likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Canary Island Date Palm belongs to the Phoenix genus, and is native to the Canary Islands.

Taxonomy

Phoenix canariensis
Phoenix
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Canary Island Date Palm

💦 Water

How often to water your Canary Island Date Palm

Water needs for Canary Island Date Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Canary Island 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.

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Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Canary Island Date Palm in your home

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

Canary Island 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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Canary Island Date Palm

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Canary Island 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!

Benefits of Growing Canary Island Date Palm →

Common Canary Island Date Palm Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Canary Island Date Palm prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Canary Island Date Palm Water Frequency →

Canary Island Date Palm Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Canary Island Date Palm may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Canary Island Date Palm Light Requirements →

Canary Island Date Palm Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Canary Island Date Palm is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Canary Island Date Palm doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Canary Island Date Palm Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Canary Island Date Palm does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Canary Island Date Palm →

When and How to Successfully Repot Canary Island Date Palm →


💩 Fertilizer

Canary Island Date Palm should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Canary Island Date Palm to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Canary Island Date Palm is native to Southern Europe through Northern Africa to China.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Canary Island Date Palm grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Canary Island Date Palm →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Canary Island Date Palm can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Canary Island Date Palm Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island Date Palm

Canary Island 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

Canary Island Date Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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05/16/2021

Very very sensitive to changes in light and warmth. Loves a nice spot about 3 foot from a window with indirect light and away from drafts

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