Plant Care Sabal Palm

Sabal Palm

About Sabal Palm

Cabbage Palmetto is a tree in the palm (Arecaceae) family. It is found in maritime forests, marsh edges, and other near-coastal communities. It's not hardy in the mountains, but does well in the coastal forests and marsh edges. The plant is highly salt tolerant and has fragrant flowers.

Taxonomy

Sabal palmetto
Sabal
Arecaceae
Arecales

Also known as

Blue palmetto, Blue palmetto, Cabbage palm, Cabbage-palm, Palmetto, Cabbage palmetto, Carolina palmetto, Common palmetto, Swamp cabbage and Sabal palm

How to care for Sabal Palm

Water

How often to water your Sabal Palm

Water needs for Sabal Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Sabal 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 Tampa, Florida.

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 Sabal Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Sabal Palm in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

60% Medium

Growing Sabal Palm in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Sabal Palm in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Sabal Palm in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.5% ☀️

November 28th, 2021

Tampa is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to decrease by 19.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day…

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Light needs for plant Sabal Palm in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Blue palmetto in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sabal Palm: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sabal Palm love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Sabal Palm does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tampa, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Sabal Palm

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

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Care Summary for Sabal Palm

Sabal Palm

Sabal Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Tampa, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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