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Pygmy Date PalmPhoenix roebelenii

58 reviews
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Pygmy Date PalmPhoenix roebelenii

58 reviews
Palm Trees
Available Sizes:
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Pygmy Date Palm Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Plant your Pygmy Date Palm in an area that receives full-partial sun (4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

plant watering

Watering Water your Palm 2-3 times per week for the first month, then once a week for the remainder of the first year after planting. Keep the soil moist but well-drained, watering more in times of drought and less when there is rainfall.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing If necessary, use a palm-specific fertilizer for your Palm. Slow-release fertilizer is best to allow the smaller root system to uptake what it needs. Apply close to the base and start in spring/follow specific fertilizer instructions.

Low maintenance palm that grows indoors and out

Turn your yard into a tropical get away with the exotic Pygmy Date Palm.

Save space with this compact miniature palm. It can fit anywhere, in the corners of your garden, by the deck or pool.

Place it in a container and place it on the porch to frame entryways. If your area gets too cold for the palm, simply bring it inside once the weather gets cold.

It has upright green branches covered with long slender leaflets. The branches curve towards the top to provide an elegant open crown. It will wave hello to your guests and neighbors as they pass by, making them jealous of its beauty.

In warmer climates, you may even see your Pygmy Date Palm bloom with small, creamy white flowers, giving Pygmy Date Palms a unique, eye-catching look.

Looking for more palm trees to add to your collection? Check out our guide to popular types of palm trees.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: You don't have to immediately repot your plant - you'll only need to repot approximately every other year, once your Palm outgrows its shipped container or original pot. Increase the pot size by 2 inches each time you repot to accommodate new growth. 

If growing outdoors make sure you give the palm well-draining soil and adequate space above to grow. 

2. Watering: Mist your Palm weekly if kept indoors in addition to regular watering – this ensures that its native humid climate is simulated in your home. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

FGT Tip: If fronds begin to yellow, it could be a sign of overwatering. If you see yellowed fronds, allow time for the soil to dry before watering your plant again. Browning fronds, however, mean that your Palm is not getting enough water and needs more. Using a well-draining potting mix is key in getting this balance.

3. Pruning: Simply any fronds as they turn yellow or brown. This improves the look of your plant and creates clean space for healthier green fronds to grow.

4. Fertilizing: You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. If you prefer, you can also use a balanced fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8 formula, for quicker growth in spring and summer.


Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $125 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 6-7 ft Indoors  
7-12 ft Outdoors
Mature Width: 3-5 ft Indoors 
3-5 ft Outdoors
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Phoenix roebelenii
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #

      4-11 patio
      10-11 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 40℉)

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I recommend this product

Love my palm!

It arrived in beautiful shape. I planted it in the ground and it is thriving nicely.

United States United States
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2nd set of pygmy date palms. I have them in large planters on my front porch. I neglected to water them over the winter and so the first set died. (actually one is still hanging on - I am nursing back to health). I will be better at watering them this winter. They are lovely and big! Just love how they look flanking my front door. And who knows, maybe someday they will produce dates. Really love FGT's. I have a dwarf fig(5 years) and lemon tree(3 years) that produce beautifully.

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I recommend this product

Pigmy date palm

My pigmy date palm is just gorgeous,so healthy my wife loves it and it was packed well when it arrived

United States United States
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Pygmy Date Palm

Tree delivered quickly and it is doing well. Just but in palm fertilizer spikes and we will see how that goes. Really like the tree.

Rudolph G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Nice Palm

I like my date palm, but I thought it would be a bit more tree like. Also thought the shipping process went very well