Pygmy Date Palm
4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)
Also known as
pygmy date palm, miniature date palm and robellini
What other plant parents say
Dangerous thorns at base of leaves
How to care for Pygmy Date Palm
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.
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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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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.