Plant Care Saw palmetto

Saw palmetto

Also known as



Serenoa repens

How to care for Saw palmetto


How often to water your Saw palmetto

Water needs for Saw palmetto
0.5 cups
every 9

Saw 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 Saw palmetto

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Saw palmetto in your home

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

Saw 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.

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How to fertilize Saw palmetto

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

Care Summary for Saw palmetto

Saw palmetto

Saw 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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