Plant Care Blue palmetto

Blue palmetto

Also known as

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


Sabal palmetto

How to care for Blue palmetto


How often to water your Blue palmetto

Water needs for Blue palmetto
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue palmetto 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 Blue palmetto

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Blue palmetto in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue palmetto: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Blue palmetto 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue palmetto in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Blue palmetto

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

Care Summary for Blue palmetto

Blue palmetto

Blue palmetto

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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