Plant Care Blue palmetto

Blue palmetto

About Blue palmetto

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

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

How to care for Blue palmetto

Water

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
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 Blue palmetto in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue palmetto: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue palmetto love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Blue palmetto does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

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.

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Care Summary for Blue palmetto

Blue palmetto

Blue palmetto


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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