Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 6' to 10'
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Creamy white
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Posted by plantladylin (Southeast Florida - Zone 10a) on Nov 29, 2011 9:23 AM

Phoenix roebelenii is a slow-growing palm that has become one of the most widely used landscape palms in Florida. It is also a very popular houseplant because of its smaller size and easy care. I've grown this palm as a landscape plant as well as a containerized plant and I must say that it's an easy-care tree ... just beware of the sharp thorns!

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Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Aug 22, 2014 9:15 AM

Fairly slow-growing small palms for a smaller garden. They do grow in clumps of 2 to 5 stems, however, and if they are happy they will put up new "pups," so when you are planting them, allow for more spread than a single crown would take. Use caution when trimming the dead fronds. There are long, very sharp thorns on the fronds near the trunk!

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