Pygmy Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm

Botanical Name: Phoenix Roebelenii

An elegant smaller palm with a solitary slender trunk to 6-10 feet tall with a dense crown of 3 foot long pinnate (feather) leaves composed of up to 100 narrow shiny leaflets. The soft-appearing leaflets droop and get smaller closer at the base of the petiole but are replaces by 2 to 3 inch long spines near the leaf base. This palm is often grown as an indoor plant and outdoors it does well in coastal full sun or in part shade with regular to occasional irrigation – old plants found growing in abandoned properties in Santa Barbara speak to it being surprisingly drought tolerant along the coast.

Light Needs: Partial Sun

Water Needs: Medium

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