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 relatively rare 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 only 35 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 located in Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Canary Island date palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Canary Island date palm in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Growing Canary Island date palm in Columbia right now

Light needs for plant Canary Island date palm in Columbia, South Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 9th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Canary Island date palm in Columbia, South Carolina

Sunlight will increase by 15.9% ☀️

January 16th, 2022

Columbia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbia is expected to increase by 15.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Canary Island date palm in Columbia, South Carolina

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

January 16th, 2022

This month, Columbia is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

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.

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!


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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 your location in Columbia, South Carolina, 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
Canary Island date palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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@Gfen
leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Dorset, England
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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