Plant Care Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm

4.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Pygmy Date Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Pygmy Date Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

pygmy date palm, miniature date palm and robellini

Taxonomy

Phoenix roebelenii
Phoenix
Arecaceae
Arecales

What other plant parents say

Pygmy Date Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Pygmy Date Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Pygmy Date Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Pygmy Date Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Pygmy Date Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Pygmy Date Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Bmur4471
Vernal, UT
Rating of the plant Pygmy Date Palm named Poseidon by Bmur4471 on Greg, the plant care app
06/10/2021

He dislikes bright direct sunlight, otherwise they will burn

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@Doonok
Westland, MI
Rating of the plant Pygmy Date Palm named Playa by Doonok on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

Dangerous thorns at base of leaves

How to care for Pygmy Date Palm

Water

How often to water your Pygmy Date Palm

Water needs for Pygmy Date Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Pygmy 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 Pygmy Date 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 Pygmy Date Palm in your home

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

Pygmy 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 Pygmy Date Palm

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

Care Summary for Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy 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.

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